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The Social Structuration of Six Major Social Media Platforms in the United Kingdom: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest

Abstract:

Sociological studies on the Internet have often examined digital inequalities. These studies show how Internet access, skills, uses and outcomes vary between different population segments. However, we know more about social inequalities in general Internet use than in social media use. Especially, we lack differentiated statistical evidence of the social profiles of distinct social media platforms. To address this issue, we use a large survey data set in the United Kingdom and investigate the...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.1145/2930971.2930979

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Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
Publisher:
Association for Computing Machinery Publisher's website
Publication date:
2016-07-11
Acceptance date:
2016-06-20
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Pubs id:
pubs:631746
URN:
uri:47906791-3f30-4282-96e3-973661ccaa8d
UUID:
uuid:47906791-3f30-4282-96e3-973661ccaa8d
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pubs:631746
ISBN:
978-1-4503-3938-4

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