Identity , Power and Fragmentation in Cyberspace : Technology Appropriation by Young People

  title={Identity , Power and Fragmentation in Cyberspace : Technology Appropriation by Young People},
  author={Jennie Carroll and Steve Howard and Frank Vetere and Jane Peck and John Murphy},
Why and how do young people adopt and use information and communication technology? Based on social constructionist theory and empirical research we propose a model of ‘technology appropriation’. When young people are faced with a new technology we have observed three outcomes: non-appropriation, appropriation and disappropriation. How the technology is affected by, and in turn affects, young peoples’ identity, their experience of power and the degree of cohesion in their activities and… CONTINUE READING
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