The Embodiment of Relationships of Adult Facebookers

Myrto Pirli, Sisse Finken, Christina Mörtberg

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In the last decade we have seen a rise of social media. Within this landscape of online services Facebook plays an immense role in facilitating and creating bonds between people. In this paper we enter a qualitative study conducted with a small group of adult Facebookers over 58. We do so in an effort to understand what kind of relationships one can have through this digital media. The theoretical lens used is Phenomenology, which we find fruitful for more carefully looking into relationships between humans and technology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion : 12th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC12 2016, Salford, UK, September 7-9, 2016, Proceedings
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-44804-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-44804-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016
SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology

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