Lessons coming from Facebook: The Effect of Social networks on College or university Students' Sociable Capital1 Sebastián Valenzuela2, Namsu Park3, and Kerk Farrenheit. Kee4 School of Texas at Austin tx Submitted for the 9th Intercontinental Symposium on Online Journalism Austin, Tx, April 4-5, 2008
one particular We would like to thank Dr . Sharon Strover for her perceptive and monetary support for this project, in addition to the participants from the seminar " Interactivity and Web 2. zero, ” kept during Show up 2007 on the University of Texas in Austin. Corresponding author: Sebastián Valenzuela; E-mail: [email protected] utexas. edu. two PhD scholar, School of Journalism, College or university of The state of texas at Austin texas. 3 PhD student, Division of A radio station, Television and Film, School of The state of texas at Austin. 4 PhD student, Division of Communication Studies, College or university of Arizona at Austin tx 1
Lessons from Fb 2
This analyze examines in the event that Facebook, probably the most popular social networks among young adults in the U. S., meets the assure of civic journalism: to spark thinking and behaviours that improve public your life and social action. Using data by a randomly web review of college students in Tx (n sama dengan 2, 603), we find average, positive human relationships between intensity of Fb use and students' existence satisfaction, cultural trust, social participation and political engagement. The associations between Facebook or myspace usage and students' interpersonal capital happen to be detectable even though taking market, socioeconomic and socialization factors into account. These types of findings spotlight important lessons for media and media interested in starting a new relationship individuals, especially young adults, to society and public your life.