“The tyranny of digital distance” is a new term still in its infancy but is one likely to become more relevant as the technological revolution continues. Blainey & Nathan (1966, p. 95) coined the term “the tyranny of distance”, referring to the physical distance of Australia from other countries and how this impacts on the sociology of the country, specifically with their internationalism to England and Europe. Leaver (2008, p. 145) expanded this concept to apply to the digital realm. He explains digital distance occurs when the perceived prospect of near-simultaneous worldwide distribution of media fails due to an alleged geographic location and profit, despite suitable technological devices existing to overcome these very issues.
I tend to write quite concisely normally, so I found it very hard to find a piece that was too verbose and needed cutting down.