This is a really quick post to share the background stats and my presentation from CityCamp Brighton yesterday. The day focused on the massive issue of Digital Inclusion and what the CityCamp network can do to help play a part in reducing it. Lots of ideas and pledges came through and I can’t wait to see the next stage of this when we work through them – see you all at the next third thursday meet-up. Good to see the issues of how to connect older people to social networks in parallel with discussions about wider engagement and a more esoteric debate about the future of local media and democracy – lots to talk about.
However debate goes better with facts so here are just four links to provide the start of the evidence base:
- Office of National Statistics on internet use
- Oxford Internet Institute audit of online behaviours
- CLG report on Digital Inclusion
- My presentation with some key facts
If you really like this stuff then I have more data on the Fact Glorious Facts page. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
I sometimes wonder where digital evangelism stops and a moral imperative to help people get connected online starts and I think this is an open question. However the evidence is very clearly there to show that everyone should have an equal opportunity to join the network society – whether or not they decide to continue to participate in it.