Digital Divide in Smartphone Use

Digital Divide in Smartphone Use

The Friends of the UNH Library will host a presentation by Eun-A Park, assistant professor of communication, on Wednesday, April 17, at 1 p.m. that will explore the digital divide in the use of smartphones. The talk will take place in the upper level of the Peterson Library.

In the last five years, smartphones have achieved wide usage even among low-income communities and communities of color. The Pew Internet Project reports that nearly half of American adults own smartphones. This sudden emergence and increasing popularity of smartphones have generated much interest on their implications for the digital divide. With the more advanced features available on smartphones, non-smartphone users can be further marginalized in terms of their ability to access information.

Park’s research has been published in Telecommunications Policy, Info, Government Information Quarterly, Computers in Human Behavior, and The Journal of Information Technology Education. Her research interests center on new media, media convergence and broadband competition policy.

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