"Digital divide" shows signs of narrowing

03/31/2006 | NYTimes.com

Studies show that blacks are increasingly going online, with a Pew survey showing that 61% of blacks 18 and older are connected to the Internet, compared with only 23% in 1998, and a separate report issued by Pew last July shows that 77% of black teenagers are online. Experts credit the rapid adoption of Internet use by blacks to falling computer prices, high-tech mobile technologies and the Internet's expansion.

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