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Whose Space? Differences Among Users and Non-Users of Social Network Sites
  • E. Hargittai
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • J. Comput. Mediat. Commun.
  • 1 October 2007
Are there systematic differences between people who use social network sites and those who stay away, despite a familiarity with them? Based on data from a survey administered to a diverse group ofExpand
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Second-Level Digital Divide: Differences in People's Online Skills
We find 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. Expand
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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,Expand
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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 integratingExpand
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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" -Expand
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Weaving the Western Web: explaining differences in Internet connectivity among OECD countries
Despite the Internet's increasing importance, there is little social scientific work that addresses its diffusion. Our knowledge is especially limited with respect to the conditions that encourageExpand
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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 ageExpand
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Facebook privacy settings: Who cares?
We find that, while not universal, modifications to privacy settings have increased during a year in which Facebook's approach to privacy was hotly contested. Expand
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THE PARTICIPATION DIVIDE: Content creation and sharing in the digital age1
This paper looks at the prevalence of creative activity and sharing in an age when the barriers to disseminating material have been considerably lowered compared with earlier times. The authors useExpand
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