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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

Anderson, J., Rainie, L. (2010). The future of social relations. Pew Internet & American Life Research Center

The social benefits of internet use will far outweigh the negatives over the next decade, according...

Antoci, F., Sabatini, F., Sodini, M. (2011). Economic growth, technological progress and social capital: the inverted U hypothesis. Metroeconomica

We set up a theoretical framework to analyze the possible role of economic growth and technological...

Burke, M., Marlowe, C., Lento, T. (2010). Social Network Activity and Social Well-Being. Carnegie Mellon Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Previous research has shown a relationship between use of social networking sites and feelings of...

Caplan, S. (2007). Relations among loneliness, social anxiety, and problematic Internet use. Cyberpsychology and Behavior 10 (2), 234-242

he model of problematic Internet use advanced and tested in the current study proposes that...

Castronova E., Wagner G. G. (2011). Virtual Life Satisfaction. Kyklos 64 (3), 313-328

We study life satisfaction data from the 2005 World Values Survey and a 2009 survey of users of the...

Chaim F., Gandal, N. (2008). Microstructure of Collaboration: The Network of Open Source Software. Working Papers 08-01, NET Institute

The open source model is a form of software development with source code that is typically made...

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