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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Age, race, money, and technology

9 of 10 teens now using the Internet but there's disparity in terms of access for African-American teens and those whose families have smaller incomes. Interestingly, there are more Hispanics who go online than African-Americans. The study also looked at what kinds of technology teens use. Email is seen as something older people use, whereas instant messaging is popular with teens.

Public libraries should take note, because they have the capability of targeting groups with no or poor access online.

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