Latest Eszter Hargittai Stories

Social Media Sites Good For Employers, Bad For Employees
2013-07-13 06:15:17

A new Northwestern University study found social media sites can be a big asset for employers, but detrimental for job applicants.

2012-06-16 00:43:54

They seem to live their personal lives online, but when there is a glitch in the sex lives of college students, and emergency contraception is needed, many struggle to navigate the Web and find the information they need.

2011-05-18 13:04:46

It doesn’t matter if you’re black or white.

2010-07-27 10:25:00

Young people give Google, other top brand search results too much credibility.

2009-05-08 07:55:00

News last month of an unpublished study suggesting that Facebook use is related to lower college academic achievement probably sent more than a few parents reeling.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.