Determinant of digital divide in Indonesia: the case of South Sumatera Province

Mery, Yanti and Alamsyah, Alamsyah (2014) Determinant of digital divide in Indonesia: the case of South Sumatera Province. Afro Asian Journal of Social Sciences, 5 (1). pp. 1-28. ISSN 2229-5313

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    Penetration of information and communication technology in Indonesia has producing new development issue. Popularly, it is now recognize as the digital divide. In the case of Indonesia, it is urgent to explaining the digital divide phenomenon because of governments was so expansive to introduce internet to their society. Based on this fashion, this article is attempting to explain the characteristics and digital divide determinants in Lubuk Linggau city, Baturaja city, and Palembang city. We are using quantitative approach and survey design methods to organizing research process. Our respondents are individuals who are aged 15 years old or more. It was selected by multistage random and simple random sampling methods. Quantitative data will be analyzed by using SPSS Version 17, especially using descriptive statistics (frequency distribution and cross tabulation). The results showed that there are digitals divide between cities in South Sumatra Province. Although internet was begun to trigger productive activity among respondents, but internet penetration in South Sumatra Province had not been yet significant. Respondents does not have economic and social reasons, but they have economic and social benefits when used ICTs device, especially internet. Finally, we proposed the gap meaning as one of aspect of digital divide concept.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
    H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Divisions: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences
    Depositing User: Mr. Alamsyah Alamsyah
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 18:25
    Last Modified: 10 Nov 2014 18:25

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