Internet or internets? – The relation between the world wide web and the “local”

When you think about the social impact of the Internet in the world, it is common the interpretation that it has served as a boost to homogeneous globalization, dissolving physical boundaries through a facilitated communication and dissemination of content. But the internet is really producing a global cultural uniformity? It’s not wthat have shown the…

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Free basics, net neutrality and challenges of accessibility in Brazil

Lucas Costa dos Anjos and Marcos Henrique Costa Leroy Initially launched under the name of Internet.org, Free Basics intends to broaden access to the Internet throughout the world, especially in developing countries, like Brazil. According to the research Tecnologias de Informação e Comunicação em Domicílios 2014 (Information and Communication Technologies in Households – 2014), 92% of…

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