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The Internet and social capital

Important readings

Gentzkow, M., Shapiro, J. M. (2010). Ideological Segregation Online and Offline. Quarterly Journal of Economics, forthcoming

We use individual and aggregate data to ask how the Internet is changing the ideological...

Sabatini, F., Sarracino, F. (2014). Online networks and subjective well-being. MPRA Paper 56436.

Does Facebook make people lonely and unhappy? Empirical studies have produced conflicting results...

Sabatini, F., Sarracino, F. (2014). E-participation: social capital and the Internet. MPRA Paper 55722.

We add to the literature by conducting the first empirical assessment of how online networking...

Reading list archive

Cooper, R., Madden, G. G. (2008). Internet network externalities. International Journal of Management and Network Economics 1 (1), 21 - 43

A driving force behind the emergence of the ‘new’ or information economy is the growth...

Demange, G, (2010). Sharing information in Web communities. Games and Economic Behavior 68(2), 580-601

The paper investigates information sharing communities. The environment is characterized by the...

Durante, R., Pinotti, P., Tesei, A. (2013). The Political Legacy of News-Free Television: Evidence from the Rise of Berlusconi

Can news-free media influence political behavior? We investigate this issue in the context of...

Fox, S. (2011). Medicine 2.0: Peer-to-peer healthcare. Pew Internet & American Life Research Center

Peer-to-peer healthcare is a way for people to do what they have always done – lend a hand,...

Franzen, A. (2003). Social Capital and the Internet. Evidence from Swiss Panel Data. Kyklos 56 (3), 341-360

A lively debate has recently emerged about the consequences of the diffusion of the Internet....

Gaudel, A., Peroni, C., 2010. Reciprocal attention and norms of reciprocity in blogging networks. Jena Economic Research Papers 2010 - 020.

Bloggers devote significant time not only producing content for others to read, watch or listen...

Gaudeul, A., Mathieu, L., Peroni, C. (2008). Blogs and the Economics of Reciprocal Attention. MPRA Paper 11298

Properties of blogging networks are derived from a model where bloggers devote attention to others...

Hampton, K., Goulet, L., Rainie, L., Purcell, K. (2011). Social networking sites and our lives. Pew Internet & American Life Research Center

Questions have been raised about the social impact of widespread use of social networking sites...

Huvila, I., Holmberg, K., Ek, S., Widén-Wulff, G. (2010). Social capital in Second Life. Online Information Review 34 (2), 295-316

Purpose – Second Life is a user-created online virtual world, which is a place where people...

Kiss, H. S., Rosa-Garcia, A. (2011). Why do Facebook and Twitter facilitate revolutions more than TV and radio? MPRA Paper No 33496.

A distinctive feature of recent revolutions was the key role of social media (e.g. Facebook,...

Kross, E., Verduyn, P. (2013). Facebook Use Predicts Declines in Subjective Well-Being in Young Adults. PLOS 1 Volume 8 | Issue 8

Over 500 million people interact daily with Facebook. Yet, whether Facebook use influences...

Lenhart, A., Purcell, K., Smith, A., Zickuhr, K. (2010). Social Media and Young Adults. Pew Internet & American Life Research Center

Two Pew Internet Project surveys of teens and adults reveal a decline in blogging among teens and...

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