Digital tribes and e-types

New research from the ESRC has highlighted 23 different e-types or digital tribes in Britain today, based on people’s use of technology.

Researchers on the e-Society Programme have moved beyond the simplistic noption of the digital divide – the haves and the have-nots – and provided a digital map of Britain’s technology use.

Members of the public can access their digital profile by tapping in their postcode on the e-Society profiler and seeing the likely use of ICT in their neighbourhood.

Researchers can find out more about this research from the BBC News report, the Spatial Literacy website, the research paper UK Geography of the E-Society (PDF) or the list of classifications or e-types.

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