Earl G. Graves, Jr. on Tech for Power and not Play

News / Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

“Butch” Graves is the President and CEO of Black Enterprise has his father’s gift of providing an entrepreneurial perspective on the issues of the day. This recent online article is a commentary on our ability to embrace new and emerging technologies as early adopters but our failure to fully utilize the same for personal progress and productivity.

Amplify’d from www.blackenterprise.com

Use Technology for Empowerment, Not Entertainment

With young African Americans serving as early adopters of new devices and social media, the “digital divide” has dramatically narrowed, being quickly replaced with the “digital connection.” According to eMarketer Report, African Americans own more cell phones and use more features than any other demographic group. And the number of black Internet users is expected to grow 32% over the next several years, from 21.7 million in 2008 to 28.6 million in 2014.

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