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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.

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Recent Publications

Litt, E. & Hargittai, E. (Forthcoming). 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

Hargittai, E. & Litt, E. (2013). New Strategies for Employment? Internet Skills and Online Privacy Practices during People's Job Search. IEEE Security & Privacy. 11(3) :38-45

Hargittai, E. & Shaw, A. (2013). Digitally Savvy Citizenship: The Role of Internet Skills and Engagement in Young Adults' Political Participation around the 2008 Presidential Elections. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

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Recent Press


Nearly one-third of Americans aren't ready for the next generation of technology
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Science Magazine
July 1, 2014
Outside Opinion: Gatorade's Twitter miscue shouldn't scare executives
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Chicago Tribune
June 15, 2014
Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native'
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
April 21, 2014
The Disappearing Woman and Life on the Internet
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The Huffington Post
April 10, 2014

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