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Nguyen MH, Büchi M and Geber S (2022) Everyday disconnection experiences in the digital
society: Exploring people’s understanding of digital well-being and management of digital media
use. New Media & Society. [open access]

Büchi M and Hargittai E (2022) A need for considering digital inequality when studying social media use and well-being. Social Media + Society 8(1). [open access]

Büchi M, Festic N and Latzer M (2022) The chilling effects of digital dataveillance: a theoretical model and an empirical research agenda. Big Data & Society 9(1). [open access]

Nguyen MH and Büchi M (in press) Digital media use, impact on well-being. In: Ho E, Bylund C, van Weert J, Basnyat I, Bol N and Dean M (eds) The International Encyclopedia of Health Communication. Wiley.


Büchi M (2021) Digital well-being theory and research. New Media & Society. [open access] [blog post]

Latzer M, Büchi M, Kappeler K and Festic N (2021) Digitization push due to the Covid-19 pandemic in Switzerland [in German]. Special report from the World Internet Project – Switzerland 2021. [open access] [English news release]

Büchi M, Fosch-Villaronga E, Lutz C, Tamò-Larrieux A and Velidi S [all authors contributed equally] (2021) Making sense of algorithmic profiling: User perceptions on Facebook. Information, Communication & Society. [open access] [summary]

Büchi M, Festic N, Just N and Latzer M (2021) Digital inequalities in online privacy protection: effects of age, education, and gender. In: Hargittai E (ed.) Handbook of Digital Inequality. Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 296–310. [publisher] [Google books] [preprint]

Festic N, Büchi M and Latzer M (2021) It’s still a thing: Digital inequalities and their evolution in the information society. SCM Studies in Communication and Media 10(3): 326–361. [open access] [code]

Gerosa T, Gui M and Büchi M (2021) Smartphone use and academic performance: a pervasiveness approach beyond addiction. Social Science Computer Review. [publisher] [postprint] [summary]

Festic N, Büchi M and Latzer M (2021) How long and what for? Tracking a nationally representative sample to quantify internet use. Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media 1: 1–23. [open access] [summary]

Büchi M (2021) Book review: The digital divide. New Media & Society 23(7): 2125–2127. [publisher] [preprint].

Gui M and Büchi M (2021) From use to overuse: Digital inequality in the age of communication abundance. Social Science Computer Review 39(1): 3–19. [publisher] [postprint] [podcast] [code] [summary]

Research Reports from the World Internet Project – Switzerland 2021.


Salganik MJ, Lundberg I, Kindel AT, Ahearn CE, Al Ghoneim K, Almaatouq A,…, Büchi M,…, McLanahan S (2020) Measuring the predictability of life outcomes with a scientific mass collaboration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(15): 8398–8403. [open access] [news]

Büchi M, Fosch-Villaronga E, Lutz C, Tamò-Larrieux A, Velidi S and Viljoen S [all authors contributed equally] (2020) The chilling effects of algorithmic profiling: mapping the issues. Computer Law & Security Review 36: 105367. [publisher] [preprint] [summary]

Latzer M, Büchi M and Festic N (2020) Internet Use in Switzerland 2011–2019: Trends, Attitudes and Effects. Research Report, University of Zurich. [open access]


Büchi M, Festic N and Latzer M (2019) Digital overuse and subjective well-being in a digitized society. Social Media + Society 5(4): 1–12. [open access] [summary]

Hofer M, Hargittai E, Büchi M and Seifert A (2019) Older adults’ online information seeking and subjective well-being: The moderating role of Internet skills. International Journal of Communication 13: 4426–4443. [open access] [summary]

Research Reports from the World Internet Project – Switzerland 2019.


Büchi M, Festic N and Latzer M (2018) How social well-being is affected by digital inequalities. International Journal of Communication 12: 3686–3706. [open access]

Micheli M, Lutz C and Büchi M (2018) Digital footprints: An emerging dimension of digital inequality. Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society 16(3): 242–251. [publisher] [postprint]


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) Digital Inequalities: Differentiated Internet Use and Social Implications. Synopsis of the cumulative doctoral dissertation. University of Zurich. [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]

Research Reports from the World Internet Project – Switzerland 2017.


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]


Research Reports from the World Internet Project – Switzerland 2015.