author={Teresa Correa and Sun Ho Jeong},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={638 - 659}
The user-generated Web provides new tools for participation by creating content. Drawing from uses and gratifications and social identity gratifications paradigms, the authors investigated quantitatively the differentiated uses of participatory technologies among diverse racial and ethnic groups of college students. Using qualitative techniques, we also explored the different discourses and meanings these social groups attach to these tools. A survey showed that among online users, minority… 
Profiling Online Political Content Creators: Advancing the Paths to Democracy
The creation of political content was a positive predictor of political participation and civic engagement, even after controlling for demographics, psychological factors, media use and trust, suggesting a positive linkage between the production of online political content and both political and civic participatory practices.
Online Identities: National and Cultural Expression Online, an Australian Perspective
Over the last decade the genesis and use of Social Networking Sites (SNS) has steadily gained traction with the almost instant popularity of sites such as Youtube, Facebook, Cyworld and Twitter to
Blogs were the original poster child of digital democracy as an egalitarian public forum. Some scholars have challenged this theory of equality based on race and ethnicity, but no empirical analysis
What is New in the Digital Divide? Understanding Internet Use by Teenagers from Different Social Backgrounds
Abstract Purpose In recent times the relationship between social stratification and internet use has become more complex. In order to understand the new configuration of the digital divide, this
Beyond access: Youth and digital skills
Abstract There is an increasing growth in access to the Internet among youth, gained largely through cell phones, computer laboratories on campuses, home connections, and connections on personal
Personality and Social Media Use
Research on digital media has mostly paid attention to users’ demographics, motivations, and efficacy, but with increasingly popular web tools like social media, it is important to study more stable
Race, ethnicity and the strength of Facebook ties
ABSTRACT This study investigates the role of race and ethnicity in the self-reported strength of the social ties of young adolescents on Facebook. Based on the social diversification hypothesis,
The Black catalyst to tweet: the role of discrimination experience, group identification, and racial agency in Black Americans’ instrumental use of Twitter
ABSTRACT The strong presence of Blacks on Twitter has attracted scholarly attention, but few empirical studies have provided a clear, theory-driven answer to the question of how Blacks use Twitter.
Hispanic Acculturation and Social Media Engagement: A Uses and Gratifications Perspective
Uses and gratifications theory posits that media use is an intentional and selective process by individuals in order to satisfy emotional needs. Basis this theory, the author conducted an exploratory
Racial/ethnic identity, community-oriented media initiatives, and transmedia storytelling
The analysis shows how racial minorities use transmedia projects to create alternative forms of mediated storytelling that are more inclusive and participatory.


Who interacts on the Web?: The intersection of users' personality and social media use
The Participation Divide Among "Online Experts": Experience, Skills and Psychological Factors as Predictors of College Students' Web Content Creation
This study explored factors that predict online content creation among college students. A Web-based survey revealed that there are differences by gender, race, and age even among this wired group.
U.S. College Students' Internet Use: Race, Gender and Digital Divides
Data on non-White Hispanic college student users of the Internet provides insight into Internet use among a group that appears to be underrepresented in the literature on college students and Internet use, as well as trends in use across racial lines.
Rethinking the focus group in media and communications research
The focus group is a frequently used method in the social sciences. It is particularly useful when researchers seek to discover participants' meanings and ways of understanding. In this paper we
Cying for Me, Cying for Us: Relational Dialectics in a Korean Social Network Site
Qualitative analysis of in-depth interview data from 49 users suggests that Cyworld users routinely negotiate multiple dialectical tensions that are created within the online world, transferred from face-to-face contexts, or imposed by interpersonal principles that relate to Korea's collectivistic culture.
ABSTRACT This chapter examines the nature and sources of gender disparity in the adoption and usage of information and communications technologies (ICTs), especially the Internet. Various levels of
Gradations in digital inclusion: children, young people and the digital divide
Findings from a national survey of UK 9—19-year-olds that reveal inequalities by age, gender and socioeconomic status in relation to their quality of access to and use of the internet are analyzed.
Looking at, looking up or keeping up with people?: motives and use of facebook
Factor analysis identified seven unique uses and gratifications of Facebook: social connection, shared identities, content, social investigation, social network surfing and status updating, and user demographics, site visit patterns and the use of privacy settings were associated with different uses and gratification.
Differences in Family of Origin Perceptions Among African American, Asian American, and Hispanic American College Students
norm against which all other groups should be measured. There is also a need to collect quantitative, empirical data by which to support or refute conclusions drawn about ethnic groups from
Questioning the Generational Divide : Technological Exoticism and Adult Constructions of Online Youth Identity
Children born in the midto late 1980s and the 1990s have been labeled the "Internet generation:" the first generation to grow up in a world where the Internet was always present. Surveys show that