Posts tagged "digital divide"

What's up this week: Preckwinkle to hold digital town hall on county's budget

What's up this week: Preckwinkle to hold digital town hall on county's budget
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants residents to tweet and instant message suggestions for her administration as it works toward crafting the county’s fiscal year 2013 budget. The administration will hold an “online town hall” on Thursday, Aug. 23, according to a press release from Preckwinkle. Administration officials are touting the digital town hall... Read more »

Digital town halls: An additional civic tool, or another barrier?

Digital town halls: An additional civic tool, or another barrier?
Plenty of politicians like to jaw about how much more accessible to constituents digital technology allows them to be, or how social media provide an avenue to reach a larger audience. There’s some truth to that–consider President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign–but there are also arguments that social media, when used as a political tool, can... Read more »

Technology for the people: Chicago nonprofit gives computers in exchange for effort

If you’re part of the 40 percent of Chicagoans who don’t have regular internet access, you have a few options. Shell out big bucks for a computer and an Internet connection. No money? Well, you can wait in line at your local library or maybe search out a neighborhood computer lab. But Chicagoan David Eads... Read more »
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Narrowing the digital divide in Chicago

I check my e-mail about 40 times a day. If I’m chatting with one of my friends, it’s not unusual for one of us to stop and Google something we don’t know. Twitter, Facebook, browsing, chatting. I would say I spend a good portion of my day online. And I don’t even have a smart... Read more »