Intergenerational Social Media Use: Expectations of Adults and Elder Users

Nicoletta Vittadini*

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Abstract

Since their origins, social media have been used by people belonging to different generations. The paper will describe how different generations use social media and is based on a review of literature and research projects. Observing social media users from a generational point of view allows to understand the different imaginations, interpretations of the platforms that each generation has developed and which often translate into different uses and processes of mutual adaptation. Furthermore, the generational post of view allows to understand how social media are used as a stage on which different generational identities are expressed and challenged through new forms of generational narratives. Narratives that allow generations to co-built each other through mutual representations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Technology and Society
Pages101-113
Number of pages13
Volume12209
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event6th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020 - Copenhagen
Duration: 1 Jan 2020 → …

Publication series

NameLECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, ITAP 2020, held as part of the 22nd International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2020
CityCopenhagen
Period1/1/20 → …

Keywords

  • Age cohorts
  • Generations
  • Narratives
  • Social media

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