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ERIC Number: EJ914358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1533-8916
Youth as Content Producers in a Niche Social Network Site
Greenhow, Christine
New Directions for Youth Development, n128 p55-63 Win 2010
Most U.S. teenagers participate in online social network sites, devoting hours to these networks, often at the expense of other leisure-time activities. This article describes young people's activities within one topic-focused niche network, outlining its unique features and the role of young people as content producers within and beyond the space. Links between youth's online contributions and their interest, self-expression, social connections, and civic involvement are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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