The social uses of the Internet: Introduction to the special section

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This Special Section takes stock of a shift toward an integrated and global digital media environment with a set of articles comparing and contrasting the social uses of the Internet in China, Europe, and the United States. Departing from James Lull’s typology of the social uses of television, the articles address both general media use patterns and the specific private and public uses to which the Internet is put in these different social and cultural contexts. A concluding commentary by Lull serves to place current communicative practices in historical perspective and to suggest implications for future research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNew Media & Society
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1739–1750
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2021

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