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Digital media, games & social networks: Welcome

Resources concerning social networks, digital literacy, online privacy, gaming, etc.

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An introduction to research on issues surrounding digital media, social networking, internet use, and other aspects of life online.

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Silhouettes in front of bright screens

Use of digital media is growing consistently in our society, especially among millennials and younger children. From video games to Wikipedia to social-networking sites, we spend ever more time in front of screens. How is this affecting our society, and how does it affect us as individuals? What, specifically, are we gaining from these tools? What transformations can we expect in the near and distant future? There are many questions to be answered with regard to our use of digital media, and most of the questions have a number of reasonable answers. The collected resources in this guide are intended to help provide focus, as well as specific information and analysis.

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How Adults and Teens Use Social Media