Distant Friends Online? Rural And Urban Adolescents' Communication On The Internet

@inproceedings{Dooris2008DistantFO,
  title={Distant Friends Online? Rural And Urban Adolescents' Communication On The Internet},
  author={John Dooris and Thomai Sotireli and Sjef van Hoof},
  year={2008}
}
This study explores how rural and urban adolescents use the Internet as a tool for communication in their social environment. It aims to analyse the differences in the use of the Internet to overcome environmental constraints between urban and rural adolescents. In this paper, environmental constraints are defined in two ways: (1) The lack of contacts that a person may have in his/her local environment and (2) The distance between the contacts that prevents him/her from having face-to-face… CONTINUE READING

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