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An invitation to join DIGITALDIVIDE:
An international discussion list on bridging the digital divide

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As part of its ongoing commitment to exploring new ways of bridging the
digital divide, the Benton Foundation's Communications Policy Program would
like to invite you to join the DIGITALDIVIDE listserv. DIGITALDIVIDE is a
moderated discussion in which citizens can discuss the wide range of issues
related to bridging the digital divide. The listserv, which currently
includes approximately 2700 members from around the world, cuts across
disciplinary boundaries: community activists, educators, researchers,
librarians, representatives of commercial and nonprofit enterprises,
volunteers, students and concerned citizens are all encouraged to take part
in this online discussion.

The listserv tackles the digital divide from a variety of angles, that
include (but are not limited to) the following subjects:

-    Internet access issues;
-    content creation for underserved populations and communities;
-    combating illiteracy in its many forms;
-    online diversity;
-    economic development and workforce issues;
-    community building;
-    technology accessibility and the disabled;
-    the Internet and cultural diversity;
-    digital divide news and events;
-    education and training;
-    best practices from local, national and international digital divide
-    obstacles to bridging the digital divide;
-    new tools for measuring the divide;
-    public/private and commercial/nonprofit partnerships;
-    public policy issues

DIGITALDIVIDE is moderated by veteran listserv facilitator Andy Carvin,
Senior Associate at the Benton Foundation.

In order to subscribe to DIGITALDIVIDE, send an email message to

In the first line of the body of the message, include the following text:

subscribe digitaldivide yourname

with nothing else contained in the message. Be sure to replace "yourname"
with your name.

If you prefer to subscribe via the web, you can visit our web site:

Simply fill out your email address on the lower left side of the page where
it says "Sign up for the DIGITALDIVIDE discussion list" and press the
"submit" button.

Once you've submitted your request, you'll receive a confirmation email that
will help you complete your subscription to the list.

For more information, feel free to contact Andy Carvin at


Andy Carvin
Senior Associate
Benton Foundation

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