Ourspace: An investigation into the mediated social networks of Danish teenagers

Maike Rochau, Nicholas Wobido, Tatjana Mastilo, Kristel Pent & Melissa Chapman

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt

Abstrakt

In an age of ever-increasing online virtual networking, online communities are making their way into everyday social activities. This paper originated from curiosity of the impact these online communities have in teenagers' social lives. Much research exists on the Internet and its impact on communication and society, but not on these online communities that are becoming a social phenomenon. We surveyed a group of 31 students and selected two for interviews. By means of hand-drawn visualized social network and explanations given to their relations, we analyzed this data on the basis of Stine Gotveds recently introduced model of 'cyber social reality' and a social network analytical approach.

UddannelserKommunikation, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato1 jan. 2006
VejledereLouise Jane Phillips

Emneord

  • Gotved
  • social networks
  • Internet
  • teenagers
  • communities