Emirati youth trendstoward some social networking issues

Hebatalla El Semary, Mai Al Khaja

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Abstract

This study aims at exploring Emirati Youths' trendstoward three social networking issues which are credibility, privacy and impact on family relations and how their awareness of these controversial issues affect their use of social media. A total of 330 youngsters aged 19-35 were interviewed. The sample was selected from the seven different Emirates within UAE. Moreover, focus group discussions were conducted with three different groups of Emirati students from five different universities and 50 other students were asked to answer an essay exam related to the future of social networks in UAE with respect to these three issues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWMSCI 2012 - The 16th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Pages143-148
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event16th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2012 - Oralndo, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 17 2012Jul 20 2012

Publication series

NameWMSCI 2012 - The 16th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Proceedings
Volume1

Other

Other16th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, WMSCI 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOralndo, FL
Period7/17/127/20/12

Keywords

  • Credibility
  • Family relations
  • Privacy
  • Social networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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