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The Abbey Granger
impossible to know just how many people are on the Internet. Estimates range from tens of
millions to over a hundred million people. It is possible, however, to make some
generalizations about these people.
- They are mostly from the industrial
world, although the developing world is coming on at a rapid pace.
- For the most part, English
is a language that they have in common, although, as the developing world comes on-line,
more Internet users will prefer languages other than English.
- They are educated or at
least literate. They understand and have access to computers, and they have a desire
to be part of a global, digital community.
- They seek information and
most are willing to contribute information.
With this in mind, educators should look
upon this world of networked people as a valuable source of information that is accessible
and includes a wide range of perspectives.