22. Why and How Online Sociability Became Part and Parcel of Teenage Life

  1. Mia Consalvo2 and
  2. Charles Ess3
  1. Marika Lüders

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314861.ch22

The Handbook of Internet Studies

The Handbook of Internet Studies

How to Cite

Lüders, M. (2011) Why and How Online Sociability Became Part and Parcel of Teenage Life, in The Handbook of Internet Studies (eds M. Consalvo and C. Ess), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314861.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Ohio University, USA

  2. 3

    Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, USA

Author Information

  1. Norwegian anthology, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185882

Online ISBN: 9781444314861

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Keywords:

  • online sociability - becoming part and parcel of teenage life;
  • personal and social media forms - blossoming online, attracting users;
  • escalation of online sociability - Internet as a social space;
  • Simmel's concept of sociability - to online forms of communication;
  • studies of self-performance and socialization - structures and features of network societies;
  • importance of peer feedback and reciprocity for adolescents;
  • personal media, and why young people embrace it - dangers faced by users;
  • risk-assessment in networked publics - two axes, comprehending online privacy risks;
  • complex relation, between opportunity and risk - of adolescence;
  • attention towards social competence in online spaces

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Escalation of Online Sociability

  • Young, Dim, and Vulnerable?

  • Risk-Assessment in Networked Publics

  • Concluding Discussion

  • References