Sakari Taipale, PhD published an article in the journal Technology and Society


Sakari Taipale, PhD, a member of the Centre for Social Informatics and Internet research programme, published an article in the journal Technology and Society. The article, titled »Heterogeneity of traditional and digital media use among older adults: A six-country comparison«, focuses on analysing use of traditional media and their digital equivalents by older adults in six countries. They first focus on whether heterogeneity in traditional and digital media use increases with age. In Addition, they examine the extent to which gender is related to this heterogeneity and, third, country differences in heterogeneity in media use in later life.

They “analyse the 2018 data (N = 5865) of the ‘Older audiences in the digital media environment’ survey using zero-inflated negative binomial models. The results provide partial support for aged heterogeneity in connection to digital media use. Gender differences were small and stable across cohorts, except in reading printed books, which increased with age among women. Country differences in the adoption and use of traditional and digital media were large”.


Back to list of notificationsPublished: 13. July 2021 | Category: Publications