ICT = information and communication technology (ICTs = "... technologies")

This abbreviation is preferred here over IT (= information technology) as it recognizes a broader set of interrelated technologies and uses. Sometimes the term "new ICTs" is used (this is especially common in French) to emphasize the reference to internet, computing and newer telephone (mobile) technology. In this case it is understood that our focus is the "new" ICTs.

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