Global computer usage, mobile phone ownership jump

[IDG] A new study finds that across the globe, more people are acquiring and using computers and cell phones, though some worry about the down sides to globalization Increased computer usage and better e-mail and Web access may narrow the digital divide, although globalization critics may perceive such changes as a threat to local cultures and economies, a new Pew Research Center study suggests.The globalization survey released Thursday by Pew Research Center said that while technology inequality between countries has lessened, an ongoing backlash threatens globalization.Technology plays a key role in the larger concept of globalization, said Richard Wike, senior researcher with the Pew Global Attitudes Project, part of the Pew Research Center, based in Washington, D.C. Computers and cell phones bring help people to connect people across borders and nurture better economic integration, Wike said.

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