Redefining community in the digital age: an examination of the physical and Facebook communities of Generation X
Kelly, Kathryn L.
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As technology evolves, it is reshaping the way that people communicate and define community. Online social networks, such as Facebook, bring people together in a digital environment. However, it is not clear whether participants reap some of the same benefits as they do with offline relationships and communities. This qualitative study will utilize one-on-one interviews to examine the generation that has bridged the technological divide, Generation X, in order to gauge whether physical communities and Facebook seem to provide similar benefits.
2011 Freely available theses (MU)