“McKinsey & Co. found people remain offline due to four main barriers:
- lack of incentive or awareness of the benefits of being online
- low income
- user capability (both a lack of digital literacy and real literacy)
- insufficient infrastructure”
The Internet of Exclusion is an issue worth considering. Where it ranks in the order of importance is another matter, however. The third-world suffers from poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, ignorance, and other dominant culture defined maladies. But they also continue to hold fast to tribal and community identities and cultural values that haven’t been challenged by technology induced identity theft, privacy threats, security breaches, and Apple envy.
Just my two-cents.
Thanks to Peter Wade and Fast Company