Minnesota 2.0, Facebook and Media

StarTribune.com, Minnesota Public Radio and the UMN Daily have recently highlighted Minnesota 2.0, a team research study led by IHRC Director Donna Gabaccia to investigate how young immigrants use social networking sites to express ethnic identity.

The study documents and seeks to understand how 1.5 and 2nd generation Mexican, Somali, and Hmong youth use social networking sites to express their emerging sense of identity and social connection. The IHRC has created a permanent digital archive of the project's research materials, gleaned from Facebook postings on public pages associated with specific ethnic groups.

Minnesota 2.0 was created with funding from the Fesler-Lampert Chair in the Public Humanities at the University of Minnesota. For more details, visit the Project Overview page.