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By K. C. Ho, C.C Yang, Randy Kluver

The net is constructing speedier in Asia than in the other area of the realm. This ebook is the 1st entire research of the data society in an Asian context, and the influence of those applied sciences in Asia. those affects are unavoidably asymmetric and conditioned via problems with telecommunications infrastructure, govt regulations, cultural and social values, and fiscal realities. the combo of unique examine, theoretical innovation and certain case stories make this a big e-book for students and scholars in Asian stories, media reports, communique reports and sociology.

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The Internet is but one part of the bundle of information and communication technologies (ICT) that construct the digital world. The International Labor Organization World Employment Report 2001 has a useful Statistical Annex which among other things tabulates data on the following ICT indicators: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Internet hosts Internet users Estimated PCs Main telephone lines Mobile cellular subscriber Digital cellular subscriber Television receivers Cable TV subscribers The International Labor Organization gives Internet data for only seventy countries (out of 220) and this is appreciably smaller than the Nua dataset (198).

Tambini, D. (1999) “New media and democracy: the civic networking movement,” New Media and Society, 1, 3: 305–29. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (2001a) Creating a Development Dynamic: Final Report of the Digital Opportunity Initiative, New York: United Nations. —— (2001b) Human Development Report 2001: Making New Technologies Work for Human Development, New York: Oxford University Press. US Department of Commerce (2000) Digital Economy 2000, Washington, DC. Valingra, L. (1997) “Internet fever hits Asia,” Telephony, 30–5.

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