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Facebook i ett Risksamhälle: Riskbedömning bland Facebook-användare
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The goal of this study is to see how risk assessment is executed on the social media platform Facebook. The aim is to see how risk assessment in contrast of Ulrich Becks (2012) theory about risk society and reflexive modernization can help understand how users on Facebook minimize the possible risk of their actions on Facebook. The study is of a qualitative variety and is based on interviews with ten different Facebook users and processed by being thematised by criminalty, risks of health, politic risks, economical risks and risks about integrity. It is also summarized by different strategies to minimize risks that the participants discussed in the interviews. The most important results in this study was connected to risks about source criticism and actions that could have an impact on work-related questions. It was possible to see in the study that if a user had knowledge about potential risks they were mostly more likely to protect themselves against it. Also it concludes that in some cases experience that users learns from does not have to be related to their own experiences.

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2016. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Facebook, Risks, Risk society, Reflexive modernization, Ulrich Beck
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-52355OAI: diva2:925650
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Sociology Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-05-03 Created: 2016-05-02 Last updated: 2016-05-03Bibliographically approved

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