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Dr Moritz Büchi is Senior Research and Teaching Associate in the Department of Communication and Media Research and Digital Society Initiative Fellow at the University of Zurich. His research interests include the use and social impacts of ICTs, digital participation and inequality, digital footprints and online privacy, and quantitative and computational research methodology.He is currently leading a project on digital well-being that addresses the effects of new ICTs on users' well-being. The goal is to develop a socio-technical framework of digital well-being and personal well-being under the condition of a social environment characterized by the digitization of virtually all life domains and the constant overabundance of digital information and communication options as a default. The framework guides empirical research addressing the question of how individuals integrate digital information and communication technologies into their everyday lives in such a way that they enable and support rather than detract from the achievement of personally valued goals. The project is rooted in communication science and focuses on the concomitant harms and benefits associated with individuals' online behaviors.
During his time at LSE, Dr Büchi is working with Professor Ellen Helsper.
inequality and social impacts of ICTs;
digital footprints and privacy
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