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ARE THERE WEB OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERIPHERAL AREAS? AN ASSESSMENT OF A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY IN GALICIA, SPAIN

Ferrás, Carlos and García, Yolanda and Macia, Carlos and Armas, Francisco and Pose, Mariña (2009) ARE THERE WEB OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERIPHERAL AREAS? AN ASSESSMENT OF A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY IN GALICIA, SPAIN. In: Proceedings of the WebSci'09: Society On-Line, 18-20 March 2009, Athens, Greece. (In Press)

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Abstract

The paper deals with the new possibilities arising from the emergence of ICTs applied to social sciences, humanities and the arts in general. This emergence is based on the development of the so called “second generation internet”, an “internet of ethnicities” that will enable the great diversity of minority ethnic groups to overcome isolation throughout the global telecommunications network. The digitalization of daily life in villages, ethnic groups, communities, regions or municipalities in video, photographic or sound format may attract to the net people and areas that are not currently connected to the information society To round off the paper, we present an experimental virtual community. Daily life routines, culture and educational aspects in a small rural municipality in Galicia (Spain), with around 7,000 inhabitants, were systematically digitized during the period 2003-2007. Its purpose is promoting the local economic and social development and disseminating ICTs to contest isolation from information flows. Qualitative and quantitative results of this experience are presented here.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:ICTs, Place Marketing, Cultural Economy, Peripheral Areas, Rural Communities
Subjects:Web Science Events > Web Science 2009
ID Code:128
Deposited By: W S T Administrator
Deposited On:24 Jan 2009 08:45
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 16:37

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