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ERIC Number: EJ957631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0360-1315
Facework on Facebook as a New Literacy Practice
Davies, Julia
Computers & Education, v59 n1 p19-29 Aug 2012
This paper focuses on 25 UK teenagers' language and literacy practices on Facebook; it draws on data from interviews as well as from Facebook "walls". To explore whether Facebook provides opportunities for new literacy practices through text-making, the research considers how teenagers use the site to present themselves and "do friendship". Continuities of the teenagers' interactions were traced across the domains of school, home and Facebook and were found to reflect both 'traditional' and new ways of self presenting and of "doing friendship".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom