Posts filed under 'Digital Natives'

Eszter Hargittai on Young Adult Internet Use, Demographics and Skill Level

Eszter Hargittai, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Sociology, and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, was the guest speaker this week at the Berkman Center’s Luncheon Series.

Download the MP3 (time: 1:02:11)

Hargittai presented a new study using a unique data set on young adults’ Internet uses, skills and participation. She looked at differences in daily digital media uses by type of user background, access and skill level. While all young adults in the sample regularly use the Internet, there are systematic variations in their familiarity with the Web and who does what online. In addition to exploring the relationship of socioeconomic factors and Internet usage, the talk also considers the important mediating role of skill in what people do online.

Hargittai heads the Web Use Project at Northwestern University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University where she was a Wilson Scholar. She spent the 2006-07 academic year as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

1 comment October 30th, 2007

John Palfrey Keynote at Internet & Society 2007

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Professor John Palfrey, Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Digital Natives Principal Investigator, presents the conference keynote on being “Born Digital” at Internet & Society 2007 on June 1.

Runtime: 1:02:32, size: 320×240, 175MB, .MOV, H.264 codec

Add comment June 17th, 2007

John Palfrey Keynote at Internet & Society 2007

Professor John Palfrey, Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Digital Natives Principal Investigator, presents the conference keynote on being “Born Digital” at Internet & Society 2007 on June 1.

Download the MP3 (time: 1:00:28).

Add comment June 6th, 2007

Digital Natives: Participatory Culture or Self-Representation?

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Corinna di Gennaro visited the Berkman Center this week to discuss “Digital Natives: Participatory Culture or Self-Representation?”

The growing diffusion of Internet adoption and use and the popularity of Internet applications from blogs to social networking sites, has sparkled a revolution in the way people gather and share information. But is the euphoria surrounding Web 2.0 backed up by actual changes in social practices? And are digital natives leading the revolution?

Corinna led the discussion that looked for answers to these questions and more, with a particular focus on how the Internet is reshaping notions of citizenship and people’s participation in the democratic process.

Corinna is a sociologist, working on the social implications of Internet adoption and use for civic engagement and political participation. She is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Annenberg Center at USC.

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Add comment May 18th, 2007

Digital Natives: Participatory Culture or Self-Representation?

Corinna di Gennaro visited the Berkman Center this week to discuss “Digital Natives: Participatory Culture or Self-Representation?”

Download the audio podcast (time: 1:02:39).

The growing diffusion of Internet adoption and use and the popularity of Internet applications from blogs to social networking sites, has sparkled a revolution in the way people gather and share information. But is the euphoria surrounding Web 2.0 backed up by actual changes in social practices? And are digital natives leading the revolution?

Corinna led the discussion that looked for answers to these questions and more, with a particular focus on how the Internet is reshaping notions of citizenship and people’s participation in the democratic process.

Corinna is a sociologist, working on the social implications of Internet adoption and use for civic engagement and political participation. She is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Annenberg Center at USC.

2 comments May 16th, 2007


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