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ERIC Number: EJ1139504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2042-7530
Examining College Students' Uptake of Facebook through the Lens of Domestication Theory
Lohnes Watulak, Sarah; Whitfield, Dean
E-Learning and Digital Media, v13 n5-6 p179-195 Sep-Nov 2016
Given the prevalence of social network sites (SNS) uptake among college students, and Facebook use in particular, we seek to understand the variety of ways in which Facebook is embedded in the routine, everyday lives of undergraduates. In addition to Facebook use, we aim to shed light on non-use; why do some American undergraduates choose to use Facebook sparingly, or not at all? Our findings indicate that while the majority of students were frequent Facebook users, they sought control over their Facebook use by articulating a moral space of norms governing interactions with parents, friends, and strangers; through selective and temporary de-domestication of the technology; and through non-use.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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