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Second-Level Digital Divide: Differences in People's Online Skills
It is suggested that people search for content in a myriad of ways and there is considerable difference in whether individuals are able to find various types of content on the Web and a large variance in how long it takes to complete online tasks.
Digital Na(t)ives? Variation in Internet Skills and Uses among Members of the “Net Generation”*
People who have grown up with digital media are often assumed to be universally savvy with information and communication technologies. Such assumptions are rarely grounded in empirical evidence,
Whose Space? Differences Among Users and Non-Users of Social Network Sites
  • E. Hargittai
  • Computer Science
    J. Comput. Mediat. Commun.
  • 1 October 2007
The predictors of SNS usage are looked at, with particular focus on Facebook, MySpace, Xanga, and Friendster, suggesting that use of such sites is not randomly distributed across a group of highly wired users.
Social Implications of the Internet
The Internet is a critically important research site for sociologists testing theories of technology diffusion and media effects, particularly because it is a medium uniquely capable of integrating
From the 'Digital Divide' to 'Digital Inequality': Studying Internet Use as Penetration Increases
The authors of this paper contend that as Internet penetration increases, students of inequality of access to the new information technologies should shift their attention from the "digital divide" -
Differences in Young Adults' Use of the Internet
This article expands understanding of the digital divide to more nuanced measures of use by examining differences in young adults’ online activities. Young adults are the most highly connected age
Digital Distinction: Status-Specific Types of Internet Usage
Sociologists of technology propose that not only a technological artifact, as such, but also patterns of usage should be considered when studying the social implications of technologies. Accordingly,
Facebook privacy settings: Who cares?
Examination of attitudes and practices of a cohort of 18- and 19-year-olds surveyed in 2009 and again in 2010 about Facebook's privacy settings finds that modifications to privacy settings have increased during a year in which Facebook's approach to privacy was hotly contested.