[Air-L] research on older people's use of social networking sites

Fred Stutzman fred at fredstutzman.com
Tue Jul 28 13:44:33 PDT 2009

Sorry for the late response, was on vacation last week.

Ulrike Pfeil has been productive in this area:

Pfeil, U., Zaphiris, P., and Wilson, S.  (2009).  Older Adults'  
Perceptions and Experiences of Online Social Support.  Interacting  
with Computers.

Pfeil, U. and Zaphiris, P.  (2009).  Investigating social network  
patterns within an empathic online community for older people.   
Computers in Human Behavior, 25(5), 1139-1155.

Pfeil, U., Arjan, R., and Zaphiris, P.  (2008).  Age differences in  
online social networking - A study of user profiles and the social  
capital divide among teenagers and older users in MySpace.  Computers  
in Human Behavior.

On Jul 25, 2009, at 11:46 AM, Virpi Ylanne wrote:

> I wonder if anyone on this site is doing research on older people's  
> (60+ yrs) use of social networking sites (e.g. facebook, myspace),  
> or if you know of any such work.  If so, I'd like to hear from you.
> with best wishes,
> Dr Virpi Ylanne
> Centre for Language and Communication
> Cardiff University,
> Wales, UK
> ylanne at cf.ac.uk
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Fred Stutzman
Ph.D. Student and Teaching Fellow
School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
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