The Digital Divide within the Digital Community in Saudi Arabia

The Digital Divide within the Digital Community in Saudi Arabia

Yeslam Al-Saggaf (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-968-7.ch013
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Abstract

This chapter looks at the effects of the widening of the gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’, in terms of the digital divide, in Saudi Arabia. It focuses on the divide among members of the Saudi society who already have access to the Internet and synthesises results from four studies about the Internet in Saudi Arabia conducted between 2000 and 2005. It discusses the factors that could be blamed for the digital divide in the country and some of the groups of people who have access to the Internet but are still among the ‘have-nots’.

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