In less than 20 years, the internet has spread, quickly and across borders, all around the globe. GlobalPost, using data on internet access from The World Bank, has created a map showing the adoption of the Internet over the last 20 years. It highlights the rapid growth of the internet, but it also highlights another facet of the growth of internet access: the inequality of just where that access is available. For example, by 2012, internet usage in North America had spread to over 80% of the population, in that same year in South Asia, only 12% of the population had access and in Sub-Saharan Africa, only 15%.
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About the Author: Ellyssa
Ellyssa Valenti Kroski is the Director of Information Technology and Marketing at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 75 books including Law Librarianship in the Age of AI for which she won the AALL's 2020 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Drexel and San Jose State Universities, and an international conference speaker. She received the 2017 Library Hi Tech Award from the ALA/LITA for her long-term contributions in the area of Library and Information Science technology and its application. She can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/author/ellyssa
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