Birds of a feather ...

According to researchers in York & Durham universities the internet will influence the gap between the rich and the poor as reported in this Reuters article. It will do so because more services and more people are getting online to find everything they can about a neighbourhood they are moving into. So they can find out crime rates, the best schools, local attractions and even the 'type' of people who live there by income, attitudes and social grouping. Therefore if you wanted to hang out with like minded people you can, just go to a site like upmystreet.co.uk in the UK or bestplaces.net in the US. The concern raised is that this might hinder social cohesion and the breaking down of barriers between classes (and presuambly incoms).

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