Welcome

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

Litt, E., & Hargittai, E. (2016). “Just Cast the Net, and Hopefully the Right Fish Swim into It”: Audience Management on Social Network Sites. In Proceedings of the 19th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (pp. 1488–1500). San Francisco, CA: ACM.

Litt, E. & Hargittai, E. (2016). The Imagined Audience on Social Network Sites. Social Media + Society. 2(1).

Suh, J. J., & Hargittai, E. (2015). Privacy Management on Facebook: Do Device Type and Location of Posting Matter?. Social Media + Society. 1(2).

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.

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..

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In the News


Broadband Subsidies Importand But More Data Needed to Inform FCC Policy Decisions
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The Huffington Post
March 28, 2016
Markers of Quality: The Role of Librarians in Everyday Life Information Literacy
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Library Journal
December 10, 2015
Brian Selznick, Digital Research, and the Digitally Naive
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American Libraries Magazine
November 9, 2015
Making the Most of the Syllabus
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Inside Higher Ed
August 17, 2015

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