Christine L. Ogan

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Social media represent powerful tools of mass communication and information diffusion. They played a pivotal role during recent social uprisings and political mobilizations across the world. Here we present a study of the Gezi Park movement in Turkey through the lens of Twitter. We analyze over 2.3 million tweets produced during the 25 days of protest(More)
The Internet is increasingly becoming embedded in the lives of most American citizens. College students constitute a group who have made particularly heavy use of the technology for everything from downloading music to distance education to instant messaging. Researchers know a lot about the uses made of the Internet by this group of people but less about(More)
INTRODUCTION The " shrinking pipeline " of women who ascend through the ranks in computer science education programs and careers is by now a familiar problem. Women drop out at rates faster than men at all levels of educational and professional advancement, resulting in a gender gap especially pronounced at the highest levels of the computing workforce, and(More)
Introduction * Information technology (IT) professionals are critical assets in today's knowledge-based economy. Moreover, a highly skilled and adaptable IT workforce representing the overall population is vital to the successful strategic utilization of IT (Ang & Slaughter, 2000). Much of the scholarly literature on personnel issues in Information Systems(More)
The " shrinking pipeline " of women who ascend through the ranks in computer science education programs and careers is by now a familiar problem. Women drop out at rates faster than men at all levels of educational and professional advancement, resulting in a gender gap especially pronounced at the highest levels of the computing workforce, and that has not(More)
This article reports a survey of 4531 users of Itiraf.com ('Confession.com'), a confessional website based in Istanbul, Turkey, where people make personal confessions, tell stories and establish online and offline relationships with other users. Adopting a uses and gratifications approach to the web-based survey, to determine why the contributors to this(More)