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Title: Facebook : a simulation of friendship.
Authors: Khoo, Yi Ping.
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Mass media
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: Facebook, one of the most popular social networking sites, has attracted many users worldwide. In trying to understand this new and emerging phenomenon, I have attempted to find out the attraction and widespread usage of Facebook. I argue, with Baudrillard’s notion of simulation and reality, that Facebook is a simulation of friendship and that it has changed the dialectic between the meaning of friendship and the types of social relation. In this study, I have engaged in participation observation in and on Facebook, 35 in-depth interviews and 80 Facebook profile content analysis to find out this Facebook phenomenon.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:HSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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