Digital practices across the UK population: The influence of socio-economic and techno-social variables in the use of the Internet

Daniele Calderon, Massimo Ragnedda*, Maria Ruiu

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Abstract

This article investigates the entanglement between socio-economic and technological factors in conditioning people's patterns of Internet use. We analysed the influence of sociodemographic and techno-social aspects in conditioning the distinctive digital practices developed by Internet users. By using a representative sample of UK users and different methods of analysis, such as factor analysis, K-means cluster analysis and logit analysis, this study shows how techno-social variables have a stronger effect than socio-economic variables in explaining the advanced use of the Internet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-311
Number of pages28
JournalEuropean Journal of Communication
Volume37
Issue number3
Early online date4 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022

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