[Air-L] Fwd: social media for elderly people

Gil De Zuniga, Homero hgz at austin.utexas.edu
Thu Dec 2 15:05:59 PST 2010


Hola Kelly and all ~
You may want to check this paper I published with couple of my students (Teresa Correa and Amber Willard-Hensley, now professor at SLU). The paper is available for educational purposes here: www.homerogdz.com (under publications).
We were more interested in learning about how personality traits predicted social network sites use. However, there a couple of good tables that provide info good info about its use based broken down by gender and age (young people vs adults). Hope it helps... 
Saludos,
HGZ 

Correa, T., Willard, A., & Gil de Zúñiga, H. (2010). Who interacts on the Web? The intersection of users' personality and social media use. Computers in Human Behavior 26, 247-253.

Homero Gil de Zúñiga
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From: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org [mailto:air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Quinn, Kelly
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Subject: [Air-L] Fwd: social media for elderly people

Greetings,

Unfortunately, I have have come across very little literature on older
adults and social media specifically, but here are a few resources that I
have found to be useful:

Lenhart, A. (2009). Adults and social network websites. Washington, DC: 
Pew Internet and American Life Project. Available at
http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/Adults-and-Social-Network-Websites.aspx.

Ofcom. (2008). Social Networking: A quantitative and qualitative research
report into attitudes, behaviours and use. Available at
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/media-literacy/medlitpub/medlitpubrss/socialnetworking/

Pfeil, U., Arjan, R., and Zaphiris, P. (2009). 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,
25, 643-654.

Wilson, M. & Nicholas, C. (2008). Topological Analysis of an Online Social
Network for Older Adults. Proceedings of SSM '08, Napa Valley, CA. New
York: ACM.

I would be very interested in hearing of other literature related to this
topic!

Kindest regards,
Kelly

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Ph.D. Candidate and Instructor,
Department of Communication
University of Illinois at Chicago
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> From: Maria Chiara Pettenati <pettenati.mariachiara at gmail.com>
> Date: December 1, 2010 9:29:48 AM CST
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>
> Hi,
> We have just started an EU project AAL project named SomedAll (
> http://somedall.vtt.fi/).
> We are starting by surveying the state of the art in the domain.
> I would be very thankful if someone could suggest us relevant resources in
> the domain of
> **social media/network usage for elderly people**.
>
> Thanks a lot,
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