The Network in the Garden: CHI 08

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Empirical analysis of behavioral differences between over 3,000 rural and urban social media users. Provides a quantitative understanding of rural users and design implications for building richer …

Empirical analysis of behavioral differences between over 3,000 rural and urban social media users. Provides a quantitative understanding of rural users and design implications for building richer social media experiences.

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  • 1. THE NETWORK IN THE GARDEN Eric Gilbert | Karrie Karahalios | Christian Sandvig | University of Illinois
  • 2. Do rural and urban people use social media differently?
  • 3. 1. rural demographics 2. brief history of rural telephony 3. our quantitative study of rural social media
  • 4. rural: towns with less than 2,500 people not connected to a metropolitan area U.S. Census Bureau
  • 5. U Hundred, West Virginia Population: 344 http://flickr.com/photos/9548969@N02/722111742 (used with permission)