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Uses and Gratifications of Social Media: A Comparison of Facebook and Instant Messaging
Users have adopted a wide range of digital technologies into their communication repertoire. It remains unclear why they adopt multiple forms of communication instead of substituting one medium forExpand
The Social Affordances of the Internet for Networked Individualism
The studies show that the Internet is used for connectivity locally as well as globally, although the nature of its use varies in different countries, and Internet use is adding on to other forms of communication, rather than replacing them. Expand
Information revelation and internet privacy concerns on social network sites: a case study of facebook
The results show that personal network size was positively associated with information revelation, no association was found between concern about unwanted audiences and information revelations, and students' Internet privacy concerns and information revelation were negatively associated. Expand
Digital inequalities and why they matter
While the field of digital inequality continues to expand in many directions, the relationship between digital inequalities and other forms of inequality has yet to be fully appreciated. This articleExpand
The privacy paradox describes people's willingness to disclose personal information on social network sites despite expressing high levels of concern. In this study, we employ the distinction betweenExpand
Revisiting the digital divide in Canada: the impact of demographic factors on access to the internet, level of online activity, and social networking site usage
The present study relies on the 2010 Canadian Internet Use Survey to investigate differences in people's access to the internet and level of online activity. The study not only revisits the digitalExpand
Instant Messaging for Collaboration: A Case Study of a High-Tech Firm
Using uses of instant messaging in a high-tech firm to illustrate how knowledge workers use this new work tool to collaborate with co-workers shows that while IM leads to higher connectivity and new forms of collaboration, it also creates distance: employees use the mediated environment as a shield, distancing themselves from superiors. Expand
Instant Messaging on Campus: Use and Integration in University Students' Everyday Communication
This article synthesizes key findings, provides a map of the literature, and discusses conceptual problems inherent in the study of IM and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) that will help researchers identify key areas of study and opportunities for future investigation. Expand
Persistence and Change in Social Media
In “Star Trek,” Scotty suggests that Transwarp beaming is “like trying to hit a bullet with a smaller bullet, whilst wearing a blindfold, riding a horse” (Abrams, 2009). The study of social mediaExpand
‘A Workers’ Inquiry 2.0’: An Ethnographic Method for the Study of Produsage in Social Media Contexts
In this paper, we propose a new ethnographic method for the study of produsage (Bruns 2008) in social media contexts. The proposed method is based on three lines of thought: Marx’s method of ‘AExpand