[Air-l] teens and myspace
nbaym at ku.edu
Tue Feb 28 09:51:57 PST 2006
>Unless we're just talking about very general attitudes towards social
>interaction over the internet. Is that what we're talking about?
That's what I'm asking about. The suggestion that has been made to me
repeatedly is that "kids today" (their term, not mine!) do not have a
general attitude about social interaction over the internet that is
more negative than their general attitude about face-to-face social
interaction. I am not talking about how they use the internet
socially, which I recognize is multifaceted and highly nuanced (as it
is for adults as well). I am talking about cultural-level schema for
understanding online socializing in the most general terms -- or to
use Joshua's term, is the stigmatization of online interaction not
present in the "shared ideology" of young people?
Though that's the level at which I'm inquiring, I'm enjoying reading
these more fine-grained analyses.
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