Travelling through facebook: Exploring affordances through the Lens of age

N. Panteli, B. Marder, J.H. Davenport, F. Nemetz

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Abstract

This developmental paper uses the travel writing genre to study the affordances of social networking sites (SNS) from an age perspective. It provides a travel journey through the city of Facebook and in doing so identifies that affordances are found at two intertwined layers, the global and the local. Further, it shows that Facebook affords the creation of multiple new locales of this nature, which are age-specific. Our travel story leads us to three such locales: playground, social club and night club. The paper reflects on the use of travel writing as an alternative genre in information systems (IS) research.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems - Tel Aviv , Israel
Duration: 9 Jun 201411 Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems
CountryIsrael
CityTel Aviv
Period9/06/1411/06/14

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