Social Implications of the Internet

@article{Dimaggio2001SocialIO,
  title={Social Implications of the Internet},
  author={Paul J. Dimaggio and E. Hargittai and W. Neuman and J. Robinson},
  journal={Review of Sociology},
  year={2001},
  volume={27},
  pages={307-336}
}
  • Paul J. Dimaggio, E. Hargittai, +1 author J. Robinson
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Review of Sociology
  • 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 modes of communication and forms of content. Current research tends to focus on the Internet's implications in five domains: 1) inequality (the "digital divide"); 2) community and social capital; 3) political participation; 4) organizations and other economic institutions; and 5) cultural… CONTINUE READING
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