Wished-for and Unwished-for Identities
Edited By Flocel Sabaté
Students’ Facebook: the magnifying glass on the social construction of teenagers’ reading identity
University of Sheffield
According to Miller2 teenagers spend around four to six hours daily doing something on Facebook which involves one of the three “time suck” activities that it provides: communication, online gaming and cultivating one’s profile. Their daily routines might include checking new photographs, looking over the status updates, posting something themselves or commenting on another posting. Of course, all these activities are developed whilst dealing with parallel conversations in the instant chat facility. Such high usage of Facebook implies that huge portions of the life, culture and identities of 21st century teenagers are depicted there.
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