Research

Research topics

  • Use and social impacts of ICTs, social dynamics of the Internet
  • Digital well-being and digital overuse
  • Digital inequality: social differences in Internet use, skills, and attitudes
  • Online privacy and surveillance, digital footprints and algorithmic selection in everyday life
  • Computational and comparative methodology for communication research

Current projects

  • Digital well-being: theory and empirical evidence
  • Rethinking privacy based on harms of digital traces
  • The chilling effects of surveillance and profiling
  • Critiquing computational communication science
  • Smartphone pervasiveness and school performance
  • Measuring Internet skills

Selected recent and upcoming presentations

Büchi M, Festic N and Latzer M (2020, Apr) The chilling effects of dataveillance: Analyzing Internet users’ behavioral modifications and counter-practices. Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research Annual Conference. Winterthur, Switzerland.

Büchi M, Festic N and Latzer M (2019, May) Widespread digital overuse impairs subjective well-being. International Communication Association Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Hofer M, Hargittai E, Büchi M and Seifert A (2019, May) Older adults’ Internet use and subjective well-being: The moderating role of Internet skills. International Communication Association Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Büchi M, Fosch Villaronga E, Lutz C, Tamò-Larrieux A and Velidi S. (2019, May) Profiling and chilling effects: exploring the behavioral mechanisms. TILTing Perspectives 2019 ‘Regulating a world in transition.’ Tilburg, Netherlands. (Authors listed alphabetically).

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