Marina Micheli

Marina Micheli
Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Italy

PhD

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October 2016 - present
University of Zurich
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  • PostDoc Position
January 2015 - September 2016
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (30)
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The article examines four models of data governance emerging in the current platform society. While major attention is currently given to the dominant model of corporate platforms collecting and economically exploiting massive amounts of personal data, other actors, such as small businesses, public bodies and civic society, take also part in data g...
Technical Report
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This JRC report summarizes the contributions and discussions of the 2nd DigiTranScope workshop, held at the Centre for Advanced Studies of the Joint Research Centre in Ispra, on October 24-25, 2018. Participants from academia, research, consultancy firms and public sector attended the workshop, which examined the theme of data governance – envision...
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Purpose – This conceptual contribution is based on the observation that digital inequalities literature has not sufficiently considered digital footprints as an important social differentiator. Design/methodology/approach – Literature on digital inequalities is combined with research on privacy, big data, and algorithms. The focus on cur-rent find...
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This report presents results of a large-scale quantitative survey of European citizens on the topic of participation in the sharing economy. Based on a model of divides in sharing participation, it examines levels of engagement among Europeans, socioeconomic antecedents, motives for sharing participation as well as Internet skills and access. It di...
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The digital inequality literature has focused on the antecedents and effects of differentiated Internet use. The scientific and public policy relevance of the digital divide is based on the assumption that those who are able to effectively use the Internet might increase their social, economic, cultural, and human capital, and this could exacerbate...
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This report gives an in-depth overview of the topic of participation in the sharing economy. It forms one part of a European Union Horizon 2020 Research Project on the sharing economy: "Ps2Share Participation, Privacy, and Power in the Sharing Economy". We aim to foster better awareness of the consequences which the sharing economy has on the way p...
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This report is part of a European Union Horizon 2020 Research Project on the sharing economy: Ps2Share ‘Participation, Privacy, and Power in the Sharing Economy’ (www.ps2share.eu). It presents the recommendations derived from Work Package 4 “Non-Participation, Inequalities, and Exclusion” within the Ps2Share project. Work Package 4 encompassed a sy...
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This report presents results of a large-scale quantitative survey of European citizens on the topic of participation in the sharing economy. Based on a model of divides in sharing participation, it examines levels of engagement among Europeans, socioeconomic antecedents, motives for sharing participation as well as Internet skills and access. It di...
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Negli ultimi dieci anni numerose indagini hanno rilevato empiricamente il grado di competenza digitale di adolescenti e giovani mostrando carenze e disuguaglianze. La ricerca in questo campo ha, da un lato, definitivamente sfatato molti miti sulla presunta innata competenza tecnologica dei ragazzi rispetto agli adulti, dall’altro, mostrato che anch...
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Recent studies on social networking sites (SNSs) reveal that users’ social background is not a significant predictor of participation in this type of social media. The broad user bases of Facebook and other social media platforms also appear to suggest that social background no longer affects access to SNSs. A small number of studies even claim tha...
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This collection of essays edited by Eszter Hargittai and Christian Sandvig remains true to its title’s promise to provide “confidential” insights into digital research. Browsing the pages of this volume feels like being allowed to look into a researcher’s “secret (methodological) diary.” As the authors of one chapter eloquently state, the essays ar...
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PurposeIn recent times the relationship between social stratification and internet use has become more complex. In order to understand the new configuration of the digital divide, this paper examines the relationship between socioeconomic background and digital engagement among youths. Methodology/approachThis study explores digital inequalities am...
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Besides generational divides between “natives” and “immigrants”, large differences in internet use and digital skills exist also between young people. Indeed parents shape their children’s relationship with digital media through their child-rearing strategies and even their own internet use. The qualitative research presented in this essay examined...
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Il volume raccoglie i risultati di un’indagine valutativa sugli investimenti della politica regionale in tecnologie digitali nelle scuole del Sud Italia, nel settennio 2007-2013. L’obiettivo era quello di capire cosa hanno fatto le scuole con le tecnologie di cui si sono dotate, di stimare gli effetti che ha avuto questa politica sui livelli di app...
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This paper presents and discusses data on the use of technology in general and of Web 2.0 platforms and services in particular by students at the University of Milano-Bicocca. The data was obtained from a survey on media consumption habits and usage of new web technologies conducted by the university's Observatory on New Media, NuMediaBiOs. Researc...
Technical Report
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Despite the growing number of very young children who go online and who are using a wide range of technologies, little is known about children’s interactions with those technologies. This report presents a pilot qualitative study designed and implemented in collaboration with a selected group of academic partners in different European countries tha...
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This article focuses on the various spaces hosting the communication activities of European citizens in nine different countries. In contemporary societies, characterized by the pervasiveness of mobile devices and other media, space is key to understanding the everyday uses of media. Where people use media holds important implications for not only...
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1. Le Reti si fanno socievoli Il campo di osservazione per chi ha interessi di ricerca circa il rapporto tra individuo e società richiede, oggi, di tenere conto di una trasformazione della realtà della comunicazione in cui ambienti offline e online si trovano ad essere sempre più strettamente co-implicati e in cui le forme possibili assunte dalla c...
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The notion of a digital divide between Internet haves and have-nots has now evolved into the broader concept of digital inequality. Based on this framework, people get greater or fewer opportunities from Internet use according to their cultural, social and professional resources. However, empirical research has focused mainly on the description of...
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‘Explore Locally, Excel Digitally’ is an after-school program based on new media literacies and participatory learning conducted in a Los Angeles high school during spring 2011. The current article offers a comprehensive report of three sessions of the program with detailed descriptions of their creative curricula developed by members of the resear...
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Facebook is the most popular social network site in Italy, and its usage is particularly spread among younger generations. This paper explores how undergraduate students use Facebook, and what meanings they attach to it. Research was performed in 2008 and in 2009 at a Italian university, with a triangulation of quantitative and qualitative methodol...
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La popolarità dei siti di social network tra gli adolescenti sembrerebbe suggerire che si tratti di un campo in cui l'influenza dell'origine sociale, se non scomparsa, si sia almeno livellata. Questo articolo mette invece in evidenza come la classe sociale della famiglia continui ad essere una variabile rilevante che influisce sull'uso e il signifi...

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In this EU Horizon 2020 project, we conduct an in-depth empirical investigation of privacy, participation and power in the sharing economy. Sharing services come with compounded privacy risks extending beyond the informational into the physical realm. Moreover, sharing services might exclude certain population segments and increase social inequality by systematically disadvantaging and discriminating against underprivileged groups (those living in remote areas, unemployed, impoverished disabled, disconnected, elderly) and favoring privileged individuals. Finally, sharing services may disempower users by detaching them from their possessions, by relying on opaque algorithms and creating new forms of distinction such as arbitrary rating systems, where manipulation is easy and possibilities to challenge the ratings are limited. We research the topic from a multi-disciplinary social science perspective and include a variety of methodological approaches as well as research contexts. Project ID: 732117