INFLUENCE OF INFORMATION ON PUBLIC INFORMATION PRACTICES
In the context DEVELOPMENT
Sharing of information is closely related to community development practice in which experienced problems in social and economic progress. Typically, development projects that aim to improve the livelihoods focuses on the introduction of appropriate information and technical (know-how) that can be applied to overcome this problem. Sharing this information is either done by the officials involved in the project-specific development projects, or can be done through information products or services offered by government officials to provide local access to information for this community.
In rural communities, where a large component of people who come from traditional societies (hereinafter referred to as indigenous peoples), developer of information tends to introduce a product or service that has been implemented successfully in other contexts. Underlying information or technology sharing is the belief that they can be applied to solve or alleviate similar problems in the rural areas as well.
Often the context from which the information product or service different from the cultural context of the target group. Sharing of information under these new circumstances then occur across cultural boundaries.
In the case of information sharing across cultural boundaries, this process can be influenced by various factors. Some of them are not easily detected, because they are natural quiet. However, the impact can be observed through the results of development projects. One factor is the behavior of information when it comes to receiving new information was introduced.