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ERIC Number: EJ1183491
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
University Student Use of Twitter and Facebook: A Study of Posting in Three Countries
Melton, James; Miller, Robert; Salmona, Michelle
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v48 n3 p331-358 Jul 2018
Technical and professional communication instruction is well suited to helping students develop digital literacy but must be informed by research regarding how students are using specific social media platforms, particularly the propensity to post content that could damage their career capital. This study examined this question for students in Austria, Australia, and the United States. In Austria and Australia, this behavior was found to be no greater for Twitter than it was for Facebook. Conversely, for the United States, the behavior was found to be more pronounced. These and additional results regarding attitudes toward information privacy are reported.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; United States; Austria