Youth, status and connections: a new article by Eugenia Mitchelstein and Pablo Boczkowski in the Mexican Journal of Public Opinion

In this paper, the authors analyze the factors that explain incidental consumption of news through social networks. To answer this question they use data from a survey in Buenos Aires and find that those who most access news incidentally are young people and people of higher socioeconomic status. In addition, other factors that influence this type of consumption is the constant connection and the use of smartphones. Finally, the study concludes that these new types of consumption suggest that the structure of on-line content enhances the interactions between sites and networks, and facilitates the social exchange of information.