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Dimensions of Internet use: amount, variety, and types

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We examine the dimensions of Internet use based on a representative sample of the population of the UK, making three important contributions. First, we clarify theoretical dimensions of Internet use that have been conflated in prior work. We argue that the property space of Internet use has three main dimensions: amount of use, variety of different uses, and types of use. Second, the Oxford Internet Survey 2011 data set contains a comprehensive set of 48 activities ranging from email to onlin...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/1369118X.2014.889189

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Information, Communication & Society More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
4
Pages:
417-435
Publication date:
2014-04-21
Acceptance date:
2014-01-23
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EISSN:
1468-4462
ISSN:
1369-118X
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pubs:462562
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uuid:14796774-1ebb-4ffc-9479-f6a3a222741e
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462562
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2016-12-05

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