Uzbekistan Strides Forward into the Virtual World

November 2, 2000

TASHKENT, Nov 1, 2000 — (Times of Central Asia) In the age of globalization, the process of intense social differentiation taking place in the CIS countries, and in Uzbekistan in particular, goes along with intensive informational differentiation. The latter, against sociologists’ opinions, is not directly connected with the financial situation of this or that social group. The mechanism of informational differentiation is a more subtle issue than one can suggest (but it is a different topic).Today, Uzbekistan is experiencing an opposite trend – informational differentiation becoming a cause of social differentiation.