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Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences >> Call for Papers Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2017

Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences

The Growth and Usage of Internet in Ghana

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Author Henry Osborn Quarshie, James Ami-Narh
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 1302-1308
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 9
Issue Date October 01, 2012
Publishing Date October 01, 2012
Keywords Internet, usage, Ghana, entertainment, email.


Abstract

The information superhighway pinnacled as the internet has significantly altered many aspects of life especially in the areas of banking, commerce, work and employment, transportation, entertainment, community life, family life, human relationships, education, freedom, democracy, and many more. The Internet Technologies provide communication tools and services, with distinct characteristics and communication capabilities that allow individuals and organizations to use them either independently or jointly, to achieve multiple communication goals. While the internet technology continues to develop as an important aspect of Ghanaian life, it becomes increasingly important to understand the behaviors of internet users in order to effectively market to its target audience. The objective of this study is to review the adoption and penetration of internet usage in Ghana and evaluate the current internet usage by various working folks in the country. The study shows that 45.6% use internet frequently for educational purpose, 33.75% frequently use it for news; and only 6.35% frequently use the internet for commerce.  

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