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ERIC Number: EJ887475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0144-929X
Students and Social Networking Sites: The Posting Paradox
Miller, Robert; Parsons, Kristine; Lifer, David
Behaviour & Information Technology, v29 n4 p377-382 Jul 2010
This article reports the results of a field study in which undergraduate students were questioned about their use of social networking sites and the appropriateness of the content that they post. The responses indicate that students routinely post content that they realise is not appropriate for all audiences, especially potential employers. Considering how extensively the press has covered the negative impacts of inappropriate posting, the fact that students are knowingly continuing the practice is surprising. The article discusses the implications of these results and proposes areas for future research. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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