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  1. Hi Danica,
    As someone who writes about literacy and learning difficulties I think that this particular issue is a very important one.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. Danica says:

    Hi Gary,
    Thank you for your kind words. I agree that literacies are very important in the present information and Internet paradigm, and addressing the challenges and issues are crucial in order to overcome these divides.

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  3. „I have examined the paradox of how moving beyond digital divides in the context of the technological infrastructure and Internet access that would permit us to tackle other existing problems such as digital inequalities (digital literacies, critical thinking skills/crap detector to navigate and evaluate data online, information/knowledge management and sharing, networking/notworking, etc.) in order to explore the differences in how people use the Internet not just in their everyday lives, but also for learning, communication and collaborative purposes.“

    Have you also considered participation and attention inequality as a fundamental issue in social media? Analytics in social media is a hot field. Enterprises need to keep in mind the large participation inequality, though. For example, 100+ million active Twitter users sounds impressive; however, 90% of the action comes from only 1% of the users. (90-9-1 rule)
    I did some analysis of Inequality on Twitter here: http://visualign.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/inequality-on-twitter/.

    Network research seems to indicate that such inequalities are a fundamental aspect of how these networks are formed and there isn’t much one can do to avoid it.

  4. Danica says:

    Thank you for pointing out the issue of attention inequality and participation inequality using the metrics on Twitter, it is very interesting. I have addressed the issue of collaboration and participation inequalities and practices within the community deploying qualitative methods (both virtual ethnography, interviews, and observation).

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