Radio 101
2:59 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

All Things Digital Are Not Equal

Na'Qwon McGirt doesn't take his 24/7 internet access for granted anymore. Find out why.
Credit Lopa Shah / WFDD

Na'Qwon McGirt is a proud member of the digital generation. He says electronic tentacles keep him connected to things happening in his home city of Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as to the latest global trends.

The National Retail Federation reports more than half of 2012 holiday shoppers purchased gifts online.
According to this group, this was an all time high. But imagine life for consumers who don’t have access to the internet.

In his Radio 101 piece, McGirt disconnects from his computer and explores the ever evolving digital divide. McGirt is a junior at James Benson Dudley High School in Greensboro. There he joined WFDD's Radio 101 program, where students learn the fundamentals of journalism and apply them within their community.

This story was produced by Na'Qwon McGirt with assistance from WFDD Senior Producer Kathryn Mobley and Radio 101 Instructor Lopa Shah. WFDD's Education Initiative Coordinator is Greg Keener.

To Na'Qwon McGirt's surprise, there is a digital divide.