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Using the internet at the margins of the world
by Elisa Oreglia
About this EXP
Elisa Oreglia, senior lecturer in global digital cultures at King’s College London, discusses internet use in the Global South.
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Key point 1
Global internet users may use the same apps, but the experience of accessing digital technologies and popular apps can vary widely.
Key point 2
Digital technologies have been optimised for young, urban, educated users.
Key point 3
Internet users in the Global South often face significant costs, data limitations and cumbersome processes to use digital technologies.
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