Digital and Computational Demography

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Demographic Differential Uses of Social Media and Social Network Sites

Beatriz Sofía Gil Clavel, Emilio Zagheni, Carolina Coimbra Vieira; in Collaboration with Ingmar Weber (Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), School of Geography, Social Computing Group, Doha, Qatar), Kari Haranko (Aalto University, Finland), Kiran Garimella (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society Cambridge, USA), Filipe N. Ribeiro (Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil), Fabrício Benevenuto (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil)

This project aims to improve our understanding of demographic differentials in access to digital technologies, and their implications for society, by exploring the global use of and access to social media and social network sites by different demographic groups.  Detailed Description

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Coimbra Vieira, C.; Vasconcelos, M.:
In: WWW'21: companion proceedings of the Web Conference 2021, 145–153. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). (2021)    
Gil-Clavel, B. S.; Zagheni, E.; Bordone, V.:
Population Research and Policy Review, 1–25. (2021)    
Gil-Clavel, B. S.; Zagheni, E.; Bordone, V.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2020-035. (2020)    
Ribeiro, F. N.; Benevenuto, F.; Zagheni, E.:
In: WebSci '20: 12th ACM Conference on Web Science, Southampton, UK, 6-10 July 2020, 325–334. New York: Association for Computing Machinery. (2020)    
Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Aref, S.; Gil-Clavel, B. S.; Grow, A.; Negraia, D. V.; Zagheni, E.:
In: Smart statistics for smart applications : book of short papers SIS2019, 23–30. Pearson. (2019)    
Alburez-Gutierrez, D.; Chandrasekharan, E.; Chunara, R.; Gil-Clavel, B. S.; Hannak, A.; Interdonato, R.; Joseph, K.; Kalimeri, K.; Malik, M. M.; Mayer, K.; Mejova, Y.; Paolotti, D.; Zagheni, E.:
AI Magazine 40:4, 78–82. (2019)
Gil-Clavel, B. S.; Zagheni, E.:
In: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2019): 11-14 June 2019, Munich, Germany, 647–650. Palo Alto, CA: AAAI Press. (2019)    
Cesare, N.; Lee, H.; McCormick, T.; Spiro, E.; Zagheni, E.:
Demography 55:5, 1979–1999. (2018)
Haranko, K.; Zagheni, E.; Garimella, K.; Weber, I. G.:
In: Proceedings of the Twelfth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2018): 25-28 June 2018, Stanford, California, 604–607. Palo Alto, CA: AAAI Press. (2018)    
Weber, I. G.; Kashyap, R.; Zagheni, E.:
ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries 1:2, 1–9. (2018)    
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