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How does the digital divide reflect the democratic process within a country?

I'm currently conducting a research project on how the internet is related to the key components of democracy, mainly focused on the issue of accessibility of information in the homeless population. I'm hoping for any feedback on the importance of accessibility of information in a democratic society.

If you would like to read a little more on my research project, please feel free to visit my blog at http://raisetheroofforyouth.wordpress.com/. Any feedback, even if it's critical, it would be extremely helpful for my project.


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    Nov 26 2012: Since I agree with "Danger Lampost" in regards to Maslows Heirarchy of Needs.
    Here's an interesting idea. Why not try to find those homeless people that are intelligent and just being completely stubborn and or irrational but, capable of finding adequate alternative basic services outside of convention. I would like to see what they do with the internet and within society though they are for the most part outside of the economic system entirely. It would be great to read more about this if anyone has done it already. Of course without basic services provided to truly homeless and incapable people, why would they ever think to participate in a democracy ?

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