13 Jun 2012

TA42 – Internet Cafes in Ghana

Posted by Thomas Lohninger

Internet Café in Ghana

Internet Café in Ghana

Jenna Burrell is Assistant Profesor at the School of Information in Berkley and recently wrote a book about Internet Cafes in Ghana. During her seven year on-and-off fieldwork, she focused on the interesting topic of spamming and internet scams from youth groups in these african internet cafesy.

In this interview we take a look at the klischees against african internet users and how they acted as a self full filling prophecies that lead to the widespread of internet scams in Ghana. The internet is not so global and egalitarian after all, if live in the wrong place.




UPDATE: a good explanation of the global distribution of internet access can one find in this comprehensive ARTE Video (german):

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