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Invisible Users

TitleInvisible Users
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsBurrell, J
PublisherThe MIT Press
KeywordsAfrica, digital technologies, Ghana, Ghanaian, internet, network technologies, religious practice, spiritual, users, Youth

An account of how young people in Ghana’s capital city adopt and adapt digital technology in the margins of the global economy. Among other subjects: Religious practice and belief were a frequent point of reference for Ghanaian Internet users when they spoke about their social relationships, aspirations, and their use of technologies including the Internet. The way they talked about this belief was marked by a sense of the presence of spiritual forces (good and evil).