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Inside the Digital Society: Inequality, the internet and the corona crisis
Inside the Digital Society: Inequality, the internet and the corona crisis 23 March 2020 David Souter

This is my second blog about the  corona crisis and the digital society. That’s clearly going to be a recurrent theme over the year. It’s important  that we focus on the present and the future: what the digital can do today; what it can do in recovery. This week, something about inequality, the internet and the corona crisis. It’s digital divides (plural) I’ve been thinking lately, for an international organisation, about the nature of online inequality. About digital d...

Inside the Digital Society: Going viral
Inside the Digital Society: Going viral 16 March 2020 David Souter

I took a break from blogging last week. Since I last wrote, two weeks ago, a serious health problem in some countries has become pandemic. It’s the main news item everywhere; critical to the health of millions today; an existential fear for more; utterly disruptive to social relationships, economies and livelihoods in more and more countries. Yesterday I heard a reporter say “the hashtag #staytathome is going viral” – without realising what he said. This time, “going viral” is for...

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