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Desolation among first year’s students as a consequence of the late modern society’s social media

By Haider Saeed, Kevin Hjulmand, Mustafa Ilhan, Mads Mortensen and Rasmus Køhlert

Abstract

This project is about the youth and loneliness through social medias. We have in this project chosen to use Facebook as the social media, we will be focusing on. We have chosen Facebook because it is the biggest social media, with 1,3 billion active users. The project has been answered by the use of quantitative and qualitative data sources, and the use of theories about self-promotion and loneliness. As qualitative data sources we have used pieces of our own interviews, by interviewing high school students. As our quantitative data sources we, primarily use statistics found during our research and our own questionnaire, that has been handed out to first year students at high school on Zealand. We have been using theorists like Kenneth Gergen, Thomas Ziehe and Anthony Giddens to analyse the use of social medias and the consequences by living in a high-technological society, were the separation of time and space no longer exists. We have chosen to use Mathias Lasgaard to define loneliness as this concept plays a major role in our project. By using these theorists to thereby shed light on our data sources, our project culminates in to a conclusion and a discussion on how Facebook have a part in making people anti-social or lonely. Our conclusion of this is that the use of Facebook does not have anything to do, with making people anti-social or lonely, however the use of Facebook will not help you become more social and less lonely. It appears in our conclusion that people whom are lonely and anti-social in real life, will remain like that on the social medias. Therefore, it is paradoxical that social medias does not contribute to make people more social or helps with the removal of loneliness. It must be remembered that Facebook or social medias is not the sinner, but the individual themselves. This is why we in the project have emphasized to maintain an objective point of view to social medias and the use of it. The projects conclusion is composed by several partial-conclusions of the different theorists, and later summarized in an overall conclusion. In addition to that the analysis is divided into theory and method analysis of the societal problem. The projects discussion opens the debate of how this is a big societal problem or just a new sort of social relations that society is moving towards, like the perception of the telephone, even newspapers and books were when they became available to the public

Topics: Facebook, Ensomhed, Desolation, Loneliness, Sociale medier, Social media, Konsekvenser, consequence
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:rudar.ruc.dk:1800/18376

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