Appropriation of social networking by older people: two case studies

David Harley, Geraldine Fitzpatrick

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Abstract

At the ‘Fostering social interactions in a the Ageing Society’ workshop, we can contribute findings from two in-depth longitudinal studies of older people making use of social networking sites, specifically YouTube and digital photography sites. We use these studies to challenge traditional approaches to thinking about technology for older people and models of accessibility to suggest appropriation as a more useful lens.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECSW 2011 Workshop on Fostering Social Interactions in the Ageing Society: Artefacts - Methodologies - Research Paradigms
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventECSW 2011 Workshop on Fostering Social Interactions in the Ageing Society: Artefacts - Methodologies - Research Paradigms - Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Workshop

WorkshopECSW 2011 Workshop on Fostering Social Interactions in the Ageing Society: Artefacts - Methodologies - Research Paradigms
Period1/01/12 → …

Keywords

  • social networking
  • older people
  • accessibility
  • human computer interaction
  • computer supported cooperative work

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    Harley, D., & Fitzpatrick, G. (2012). Appropriation of social networking by older people: two case studies. In ECSW 2011 Workshop on Fostering Social Interactions in the Ageing Society: Artefacts - Methodologies - Research Paradigms http://publik.tuwien.ac.at/files/PubDat_203104.pdf