Social media may quash economic barriers to engagement

09/2/2009 | Google

The Internet has yet to bring Americans from different socioeconomic backgrounds together in civic engagement, a Pew Internet and American Life Project study has found. Wealthy, well-educated people tend to have the same higher level of engagement they had pre-Internet, the study concludes. Yet social media has the potential to change that dynamic, by easing the barriers to self-expression and building community, experts say.

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