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Is the 'digital divide' the gap between rich and poor or the difference in the way young people and adults view the internet?
A recent report for Ofcom found that of people aged 65+:
80% never use the internet
44% never use mobile phones
eHampshire is working with Everybody Online to help address these and other issues
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) forms an increasing part of everyday life; mobile phone calls, emails, MP3 players, websites, social networking sites, Wikis, Blogs, the list seems to grow almost daily.
Whilst many people take accessing these services for granted, other groups are becoming alienated and feel excluded from this digital revolution.