Free Flow of Information and Knowledge and Use of IT in a Conservative Community: The Case of the Ultra-Orthodox in Israel
InSITE 2016 • 2016 • pp. 159-164
The free flow of unfiltered information, as facilitated by current IT, poses great challenges for a conservative community that strives to retain its members, and especially its youngsters, within a traditional lifestyle. The study explores the ways by which the Israeli ultra-orthodox community, a conservative minority one, upholding a unique subculture, copes with the challenges of unrestricted information flow in a developed country like Israel, which largely embraces the latest IT innovations.
ultra-orthodox community, Israel, information flow, barriers, conservative societies, Internet filtering
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