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 at the New York Law Institute as well as an award-winning editor and author of 60 books including Law Librarianship in the Digital Age for which she won the AALL's 2014 Joseph L. Andrews Legal Literature Award. Her ten-book technology series, The Tech Set won the ALA's Best Book in Library Literature Award in 2011. She is a librarian, an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute, and an international conference speaker.
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