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Ellen J. Helsper


Tangible outcomes of internet use: from digital skills to tangible outcomes project report

In the past decade, digital divide discussions have moved from discussions of use or non-use, to a more nuanced recognition of different types and levels of access, motivation, skills and Internet use in a discourse that centres around digital inclusion and inequality. However, there remain...

To be a network society: a cross-national perspective on the internet in Britain

After years of collective indecision, Britain shifted to become a full participant in an increasingly networked world. This paper compares Britain with other European nations and the wider world in its adoption and use of the internet. After years of collective indecision, Britain shifted to...