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The digital scholar
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1.3 Free or for-fee

Scarcity responses can change the way in which users engage with digital services. In this activity you are invited to think about your own experiences.

Activity 1 Where are you?

Timing: Allow about 20 minutes

How you respond to any discussion about free or for-fee services will be influenced by your own experience of the digital world. Take some time to consider the services you use and whether they are free or paid for. Have you ever used a resource where you weren’t sure of its origins and licence (for example an image)? Does your internet service provider prevent you from visiting certain websites? If you create digital artefacts would you make them freely available?

Make some notes or post on your blog.

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