The Rich get Twitter, and The Poor get Litter

Twitter is a social networking site for people to tweet up to 140 characters uploaded from their laptops or even cellphones wherever they are in the world - provided they have satellite coverage. Members can also choose to follow any personal sites they find interesting. Of course, for the most part, many people choose to follow the tweets of their friends and celebrities. So while a majority of people in North America spend their time tweeting at random while absorbing the tweets of their own counterparts, many more around the world are feeling the brunt of their cold shoulder. The rich create and engage in an atmosphere affordable to those who are rich, while the poor are left to rummage through whatever meagre means they have for survival. This goes beyond just merely as well. With the advancement of technology, the gap in the Digital Divide only continues to widen as those who cannot afford the technologies cannot access the growing abundance of resources in first world nations. It is not to say that it is fair if only they have access to these resources, but rather, we mean to say that even with all the technological resources at our disposal, we do not seek to make their positions more comfortable. Instead we spend it on menial things like twittering our latest shopping spree or our disinterest in school when people have not the chance to go to school. Thus we say: The Rich get Twitter, and the Poor get Litter!

What Results from the Digital Divide

First, the "digital divide" is the gap between the technology haves and have-nots, so it'll cause the problem of economic inequality, because the poor countries or so called the global south/Third World countries, they do not have enough fund, money, and information to invest or purchase from those rich first world countries' technologies in order to improve their infrastructure, have more intellectual, and prosper economies. Therefore, I think here lays the question of "Why is it so important to recognize and address the digital divide?" This could help us understand more about the digital divide, also it leads to the criticism of the rich first world countries, for example, the United States. Like the States could be said one of the superpowers in the world today, it leads the world's economy, politics, culture etc. Especially in here, I want to address the impact of the digital divide, which is economic inequality, that almost the world's economy is dominant by the States, if its economy goes down, then lots of countries' go down too due to their investments in US. So in this sense, this is why it's so important to understand recognize the digital divide. Let's say, for example almost all the jobs that require technology skills, if you lack of the access or knowledge to the today's technologies, you will result in unemployment. If a country is at the high rate of unemployment, its economy goes down and will depress. They won't be able to gain income, because they can't have enough money to afford the technology and training skills for the people, then they will lose the ability to compete in the world's market. So maybe the first world countries, like the States should cancel the debts that the poor third world countries owned to it, or the rich first world countries could give out fund to some communities and non-profit organizations or make some projects that aim to corporate and collect donations to place computers in those poor underdeveloped countries, or set up to oversee the creation of an affordable educational centres for use in those countries, to let their people learn to use the internet or other technologies.

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