Digital and Computational Demography

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Demographic Differential Uses of Social Media and Social Network Sites

Beatriz Sofía Gil Clavel, Emilio Zagheni; in Collaboration with Ingmar Weber, Karri Haranko (Aalto University, Finland), Kiran Garimella

The goal of this project is to obtain a more comprehensive understanding of demographic differentials in access to digital technologies and their implications for society.  Therefore, in this project we explore the use of social media and social network sites by different demographic groups around the world.  Detailed Description

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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.:
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.; Kashyap, R.; Zagheni, E.:
ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries 1:2, 1–9. (2018)
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