"Follow me, and I follow back": En kvalitativ studie om unga killars upplevelser av sin twitteranvändning
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Online social networks are a natural part of the lives of today’s western youth. Media and information literacy is a central part of research in Library and Information science and until now there has always been more focus on these subjects in a learning context rather than in an every day life context.
The aim of this study is to further examine how adolescent boys value and trust the information they receive via Twitter in their personal lives, and how this effects their view of their environment. The study was done with a qualitative method, where we conducted interviews with six boys who were all born in 1997. The results showed that they knew how to react critically to information on Twitter. Although none of the participants valued information on Twitter too seriously, they did feel that it kept them more updated than if they had not been using the social network.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 32 p.
Gatekeeping, Second hand guessing
Twitter, Källkritik, Kognitiv auktoritet, Ramteori, Trovärdighet, Tillit, Sociala medier, Användarstudie, MIK, Medie- och informationskunnighet
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35632OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-35632DiVA: diva2:729455
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Library and information science, 180 credits
Seldén, Lars, Fil. dr
Hansson, Joacim, Professor