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The Web Use Project is Eszter Hargittai's research group at Northwestern University. The goal of the research conducted in this group is to learn about how people use the Web in their everyday lives and in particular, how differences in Internet use may contribute to social inequality.

Recent Publications

Hargittai, E. (2015). Is Bigger Always Better? Potential Biases of Big Data Derived from Social Network Sites. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 659(1):63-76.

Hargittai, E. & Shaw A. (2015). Mind the Skills Gap: The Role of Internet Know-How and Gender in Differentiated Contributions to Wikipedia. Information, Communication and Society. 18(4):424-442.

Litt, E. & Hargittai, E. (2014). A Bumpy Ride on the Information Superhighway: Exploring Turbulence Online. Computers and Human Behavior.

Litt, E. & Hargittai, E. (2014). Smile, Snap and Share? A Nuanced Approach to Privacy and Online Photosharing. Poetics.

boyd, d. & Hargittai, E. (2013). Connected and Concerned: How Parental Concerns about Online Safety Issues Vary. Internet & Policy

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Recent Press


Brian Selznick, Digital Research, and the Digitally Naive
(original link)
American Libraries Magazine
November 9, 2015
Making the Most of the Syllabus
(original link)
Inside Higher Ed
August 17, 2015
The Silicon Tower
(original link)
Slate
May 18, 2015
Facebook verdoezelt zijn almachtige algoritmes
(original link)
Computerworld
May 13, 2015

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