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First-generation students and college: the role of Facebook networks as information sources

Abstract:

Social network site (SNS) platforms have the potential to be effective information-seeking channels due to their technical and social affordances, such as the ability to broadcast content to a large group and to aggregate one’s contacts. This study tests the impact of a Facebook app that allows users to visualize their network of Facebook Friends to see how it influences who adolescents identify as good sources of information about college. Comparing Friends selected by 24 high school seniors...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1145/2818048.2820074

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Oxford, SSD, Oxford Internet Institute
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Publisher:
ACM Digital Library Publisher's website
Pages:
887-899
Publication date:
2016-02-27
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uuid:47990886-5eba-407d-b2e1-9ad9cc868529
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632557
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pubs:632557
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