Taking risky opportunities in youthful content creation: teenagers' use of social networking sites for intimacy, privacy and self-expression

@article{Livingstone2008TakingRO,
  title={Taking risky opportunities in youthful content creation: teenagers' use of social networking sites for intimacy, privacy and self-expression},
  author={Sonia Livingstone},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={10},
  pages={393 - 411}
}
  • S. Livingstone
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • New Media & Society
The explosion in social networking sites such as MySpace, Facebook, Bebo and Friendster is widely regarded as an exciting opportunity, especially for youth.Yet the public response tends to be one of puzzled dismay regarding a generation that, supposedly, has many friends but little sense of privacy and a narcissistic fascination with self-display. This article explores teenagers' practices of social networking in order to uncover the subtle connections between online opportunity and risk. While… 
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