Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Visibility Divide

Studies on the digital divide have increasingly shifted from access to skills, uses, motivations, and participation. Thus, not only the differences in access to modern ICTs matter but also the differences in how users apply these ICTs for constructive and … Continue reading

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En-Titled

How important is the title of academic publications? In my opinion, it’s very important. In times of information overabundance one often must select quickly based on limited cues, such as the abstract, keywords, or conclusion. In such situations, the title … Continue reading

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The problem with motives

Many studies in media and communication look at motives. Especially the Uses and Gratifications literature focuses on psychological and social motives. Such studies ask why people watch TV, why they read newspapers, or why they engage in online communities. The … Continue reading

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