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.
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||ECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems - Tel Aviv , Israel|
Duration: 9 Jun 2014 → 11 Jun 2014
|Conference||ECIS 2014 Proceedings - 22nd European Conference on Information Systems|
|Period||9/06/14 → 11/06/14|