I – Facebook – World

How people relate to technology and the world through Facebook use

Sander Andreas Schwartz, Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke

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Resumé

This study addresses how young Danish adults (18-26 years old) describe and critically reflect on the role of Facebook, the algorithm and the news feed as a way of receiving information and relating to the world. The analysis is based on a critical framework of Feenberg’s and Ihde’s theoretical work on the relationship between subject, technology and life world. The empirical material is based on ten individual interviews, which were thematically coded. Preliminary findings point towards an omnipresent role for Facebook, which users seem to be critically aware of. While all informants are clearly critical of the role Facebook plays in society, as well as in their daily life, this does not always translate into concrete actions to mitigate, improve or avoid the negative consequences of their individual Facebook use. In conclusion, we suggest that further research focuses on conceptualizing the emancipatory potential of a more direct relation with Facebook as a conceptual other, rather than understanding Facebook as a simple technology through which information about and experience with the world is simply facilitated.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society: SMSociety '18
RedaktørerAnatoliy Gruzd, Jenna Jacobson, Philip Mai, Jeff Hemsley, K. Hazel Kwon , Ravi Vatrapu, Anabel Quan-Haase, Luke Sloan, Jaigris Hodson
Udgivelses stedNew York
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato2018
Sider370-374
ISBN (Trykt)978-145036334-1
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2018
Begivenhed9th International Conference on Social Media and Society - CBS, København, Danmark
Varighed: 18 jul. 201820 jul. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 9
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Konference

Konference9th International Conference on Social Media and Society
Nummer9
LokationCBS
LandDanmark
ByKøbenhavn
Periode18/07/201820/07/2018
Internetadresse

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Schwartz, S. A., & Mahnke, M. S. (2018). I – Facebook – World: How people relate to technology and the world through Facebook use. I A. Gruzd, J. Jacobson, P. Mai, J. Hemsley, K. H. Kwon , R. Vatrapu, A. Quan-Haase, L. Sloan, ... J. Hodson (red.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society: SMSociety '18 (s. 370-374). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3217804.3217947
Schwartz, Sander Andreas ; Mahnke, Martina Skrubbeltrang. / I – Facebook – World : How people relate to technology and the world through Facebook use. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society: SMSociety '18. red. / Anatoliy Gruzd ; Jenna Jacobson ; Philip Mai ; Jeff Hemsley ; K. Hazel Kwon ; Ravi Vatrapu ; Anabel Quan-Haase ; Luke Sloan ; Jaigris Hodson. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2018. s. 370-374
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Schwartz, SA & Mahnke, MS 2018, I – Facebook – World: How people relate to technology and the world through Facebook use. i A Gruzd, J Jacobson, P Mai, J Hemsley, KH Kwon , R Vatrapu, A Quan-Haase, L Sloan & J Hodson (red), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society: SMSociety '18. Association for Computing Machinery, New York, s. 370-374, København, Danmark, 18/07/2018. https://doi.org/10.1145/3217804.3217947

I – Facebook – World : How people relate to technology and the world through Facebook use. / Schwartz, Sander Andreas; Mahnke, Martina Skrubbeltrang.

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Social Media and Society: SMSociety '18. red. / Anatoliy Gruzd; Jenna Jacobson; Philip Mai; Jeff Hemsley; K. Hazel Kwon ; Ravi Vatrapu; Anabel Quan-Haase; Luke Sloan; Jaigris Hodson. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, 2018. s. 370-374.

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportKonferencebidrag i proceedingsForskningpeer review

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