Today on the net: online reports on the wave of protests across Brazil; Hillary Clinton’s Twitter debut fuels speculation about her political future; and Google launches Internet beaming balloons aimed at bridging the digital divide.
Not everyone has a computer with Internet access or indeed knows how to use one. According to France’s Strategic Analysis center, one third of French people have neither a computer nor an Internet connection, putting them at something of a disadvantage as nowadays the majority of administrative processes and steps have become automated and digitized. And of course those worst hit by the digital divide are the poorer segments of society.
Today on the net, artists join the anti-government movement in Turkey; the "Beautiful People" dating site sparks an outcry by going into the recruitment business; and a 2-year-old sings a Beatles number with his dad.