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Microblogging and Life Changes: An Ethnographic and Statistical Analysis of Young Adults

VL MARTIN, X Chen, M Berry

The Asian Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2014. Osaka, Japan. Official Conference Proceedings. | The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) | Published : 2014

Abstract

Microblogging has revolutionized people's interaction on the web. This paper investigates the changes in the microblogging practices of young adults after they have experienced life changing events associated with studying and working overseas. To test for the presence of significant changes in microblogging behaviour the empirical analysis focusses on young Chinese adults who have moved to Australia to study and/or work. The data consists of a three-tier approach, with the first tier being based on questionnaires; the second tier consists of formal in-depth interviews; while the third tier involves an ethnographic analysis of online and offline participant behaviour as well as information c..

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