Cosmopoliteness in the Internet Age
Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication
The concept of cosmopoliteness previously has been associated with the diffusion of innovations. Previous research suggests that cosmopolites are earlier adopters of innovations (e.g., new media technologies) and that they use more diverse media sources. This paper details the history of the concept and identifies eight dimensions. Two surveys were employed to investigate the relationship between the concept of cosmopoliteness and new media technology usage. The results indicate that most Internet use behaviors are positively associated with cosmopoliteness. However, this pattern was not found for other media applications such as e-mail and watching DVDs. Implications of study findings are discussed.
"This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Jeffres, L. W., Atkin, D. J., Bracken, C. C., & Neuendorf, K. A. (2004). Cosmopoliteness in the internet age. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10(1), 00–00. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1083 6101.2004.tb00227.x, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1083 6101.2004.tb00227.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Jeffres, L. W., Atkin, D. J., Bracken, C. C., & Neuendorf, K. A. (2004). Cosmopoliteness in the internet age. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10(1), 00–00. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2004.tb00227.x