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Facework on Facebook as a new literacy practice

Computers & Education Volume 59, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This paper focuses on 25 UK teenagers’ language and literacy practices on Facebook; it draws on data from interviews as well as from Facebook ‘walls’. To explore whether Facebook provides opportunities for new literacy practices through text-making, the research considers how teenagers use the site to present themselves and ‘do friendship’. Continuities of the teenagers’ interactions were traced across the domains of school, home and Facebook and were found to reflect both ‘traditional’ and new ways of self presenting and of ‘doing friendship’.


Davies, J. (2012). Facework on Facebook as a new literacy practice. Computers & Education, 59(1), 19-29. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved July 7, 2020 from .

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