Every week we like to look back at everything we have done to bring you more information about the digital divide, digital inclusion and technology trends from around the web. Today on The Weekly Plug we look at how human-I-T inspired a member of our community to give back, recognition for OurCycle LA by the city of Los Angeles and the three elements that are crucial to bridging the digital divide.
At a recent OurCycle LA event with LA City Council member Paul Krekorian we not only distributed to more community members, but we also inspired someone to give back. After meeting with our team, Mehrin Rahman decided she wanted to give back as well. “Knowing that my donation, however small, might have a positive impact on someone’s access to education and information, or go to a community that needs it, is reason enough to donate”, she said.
Our efforts for OurCycle LA have made a positive impact in the community. Our work was recently recognized by the city of Los Angeles to help under served communities with technology distribution.
Have you ever wanted to know what Watson is and how it is benefiting scientists? Take a look a this info-graphic from Furturism and learn how it can benefit a range of industries from health care to education.
Prosperity today requires the constant and everyday use of home internet and a computer. At the same time there is a growing gap between those who lack internet access and the skills to work with it. According to OTT Communications the three main ingredients to bridge this gap requires affordable broadband internet, a computer in every home and learning the necessary computer and digital literacy skills.
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