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‘My social network, my choice’: User gratification factors influencing choice of online social network sites among teenagers

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dc.contributor.author Sikolia, Geoffrey
dc.contributor.author Mberia, Hellen
dc.contributor.author Bigambo, Okumu
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-22T13:08:47Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-22T13:08:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/4569
dc.description Journal Article en_US
dc.description.abstract Teenagers are considered the most prolific users of social network sites (SNSs), where they spend a considerable amount of time. The growth of these online communities has skyrocketed with familiar examples being Facebook, Twitter and MySpace. Although research on young people’s use of SNSs is emerging, questions remain regarding exactly what motivates them to choose specific sites. This review outlines the theoretical framework and gratifications that researchers have used to understand teenagers’ interactions with SNSs. It brings together work that examines gratifications sought, such as diversion, personal identity, surveillance, and social capital. These gratifications point to a growing demand for more user-generated media and offers insights into potential areas for further research. en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications en_US
dc.subject new media, social network sites, teenagers, uses and gratifications en_US
dc.title ‘My social network, my choice’: User gratification factors influencing choice of online social network sites among teenagers en_US


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