Web 2.0 or Identity 2.0: The Roles of Web 2.0 Tools on the Identity Construction of Turkish Youth
Ugur Bati, Yeditepe University Communication Faculty, Turkey ; Bünyamin Atici, Firat University, Turkey
Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
The subject area of youth and Web 2.0 tools deal with all research that concerns youth and their use of these media. This research is a special category in the area and examines how are identities constructed and re-constructed in everyday social interactions of Web 2.0 environments. The research consists of a broad range of different perspectives such as qualitative and descriptive studies of what goes on in the Web 2.0 environments. This research employed a survey design and executed among 433 detected participants from random research horizon. The study shows that Web 2.0 tools facilitate interaction, information-sharing and collaboration made possible on young people by the rising of weblogs, social networking sites and wiki’s. This also affects the exchange of social interactions among actors and identity construction for these actors becomes possible.
Bati, U. & Atici, B. (2010). Web 2.0 or Identity 2.0: The Roles of Web 2.0 Tools on the Identity Construction of Turkish Youth. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 3683-3689). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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