Participation and commitment of young people in the digital environment. Uses of social networks and perception of their consequences

  title={Participation and commitment of young people in the digital environment. Uses of social networks and perception of their consequences},
  author={Ricardo Vizcaino-Laorga and Beatriz Catalina-Garc{\'i}a and MC L{\'o}pez de Ayala-L{\'o}pez},
Introduction. The article analyses the uses that young people (of 18 to 24 years of age) make of social networks (especially in terms of public-social participation) and their perceptions regarding the possibility of empowerment. Methods. Four focus groups were conducted: with vocational training students and university students, who were divided in turn into highly-active and low-active users. Results and conclusions. The power of social networks (generators of change and citizen participation… Expand
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