Research interests [orcid] [google scholar]

  • Social differences in Internet use, skills, and atttitudes
  • Social impacts of ICTs; digital well-being and digital overuse
  • Online privacy; digital footprints and algorithmic selection in everyday life
  • Comparative and longitudinal analysis, computational methods

Peer-reviewed journal articles 

Büchi M, Festic N and Latzer M (in press) How social well-being is affected by digital inequalities. International Journal of Communication 12

Micheli M, Lutz C and Büchi M (in press) Digital footprints: An emerging dimension of digital inequality. Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society 16(3).

Büchi M, Just N and Latzer M (2017) Caring is not enough: The importance of Internet skills for online privacy protection. Information, Communication & Society 20(8): 1261–1278. [publisher] [postprint] [poster]

Büchi M and Vogler F (2017) Testing a digital inequality model for online political participation. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 3: 1–13[open access]

Büchi M (2017) Microblogging as an extension of science reporting. Public Understanding of Science 26(8):  953–968. [publisher] [postprint]

Just N, Büchi M and Latzer M (2017) A blind spot in public broadcasters’ discovery of the public: How the public values public service. International Journal of Communication 11: 992–1011. [open access]

Büchi M, Just N and Latzer M (2016) Modeling the second-level digital divide: A five-country study of social differences in Internet use. New Media & Society 18(11): 2703–2722. [publisher] [postprint]

Büchi M (2016) Measurement invariance in comparative Internet use research. Studies in Communication Sciences 16(1): 61–69. [publisher] [preprint]

Selected recent and upcoming presentations

Büchi M, Festic N and Latzer M (2018, Oct) Functioning digitally: How digital overuse
and coping skills affect subjective well-being. Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada.

Büchi M , Festic N, Just N and Latzer M (2018, Oct) Inequality in online privacy: Direct
and indirect sociodemographic effects on self-protection. Amsterdam Privacy Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Gui M and Büchi M (2018, May) From use to overuse: Digital inequality in the age of communication abundance. Paper presented at the International Communication Association’s (ICA) 68th Annual Conference Prague, Czech Republic.

Büchi M (2017, Oct) Why does Internet use matter? Connecting digital inequality to social well-being. Invited talk at the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). Warsaw, Poland.

Recent research reports

Latzer M, Büchi M, Festic N and Just N (2017) Internetverbreitung und digitale Bruchlinien in der Schweiz [Internet diffusion and digital divides in Switzerland]. University of Zurich.

Latzer M, Büchi M, Festic N and Just N (2017) Internet und Politik in der Schweiz [Internet and politics in Switzerland]. University of Zurich.

Latzer M, Büchi M, Festic N and Just N (2017) Internetanwendungen und deren Nutzung in der Schweiz [Internet applications and usage in Switzerland]. University of Zurich.

Latzer M, Büchi M, Festic N and Just N (2017) Vertrauen und Sorgen bei der Internetnutzung in der Schweiz [Trust and concerns of Internet users in Switzerland]. University of Zurich.