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Box 12 – Barriers to Internet adoption in Indonesian CSOs

Sunday, 30 December 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Among many other aspects, this research aims to investigate the barriers to the adoption of the Internet in civil society organisations (CSOs). However, it is not easy to address such a question straightforwardly. To approach this inquiry the survey posed two questions. One question addressed the ‘negative aspects’ caused by the use of ICTs, particularly the Internet, in Indonesian CSOs. The other one addressed the extent to which some factors hampered their Internet use.

Are there any negative aspects caused by Internet use in your organisation?

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Source: Fieldwork survey data;
N=268, multiple responses possible

The salient negative aspects of Internet use in CSOs seem to be related more to the technical issues (computer virus and SPAM messages), and management issues (increase in expenditures, both in general and for specific communication purpose) rather than to the movement-specific issues (being overwhelmed in networking, and issues and concerns becoming biased). It is interesting to see that in only a few instances was the Internet said to be distractive to CSOs’ staff.

Read the rest of the article here.

Source: Fieldwork survey and author’s reflection.
(PhD Thesis, Nugroho, 2007:275 – Box 8.1.)

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  1. Monday, 31 December 2007 at 12:00 am

    For sure I am not an expert in internet or CSO. However, a question pops in my mind as I read this blog. Could it be that the main barrier to the adoption of the internet in the CSO is not the negative aspect of the ICTs or any factor that hampered CSOs’ internet use? May be many CSOs in Indonesia have not realized the importance of internet for their activities and that’s why the internet adoption rate is pretty low.

  2. Monday, 31 December 2007 at 12:00 am

    From my humble point of view, I do not see any of “the negative aspect caused by internet use in CSOs” as listed above is a real barrier to the internet adoption. Those negative aspects can be addressed quite easily at a very affordable price, can’t they?

  3. Monday, 31 December 2007 at 12:00 am

    ridysudarma said: as listed above

    rid, have you read the rest of the article? if you follow the “read more here” -brings you to the full box- there is another data which might reflect the barrier they experience.

  4. Monday, 31 December 2007 at 12:00 am

    ridy, as i put in each boxes “read more here” – what i post here are just halves of the box. for this box, the rest is https://audentis.wordpress.com/2007/12/31/barriers-to-internet-adoption-in-indonesian-csos/ — i hope this will clarify you what ‘barriers’ is addressed here.

  5. Monday, 31 December 2007 at 12:00 am

    ynugroho said: rid, have you read the rest of the article? if you follow the “read more here” -brings you to the full box- there is another data which might reflect the barrier they experience.

    i had not read the full article when i wrote the above comment. sorry

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