Uses and Gratifications of Social Media: A Comparison of Facebook and Instant Messaging

@article{QuanHaase2010UsesAG,
  title={Uses and Gratifications of Social Media: A Comparison of Facebook and Instant Messaging},
  author={Anabel Quan-Haase and A. Young},
  journal={Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={30},
  pages={350 - 361}
}
Users have adopted a wide range of digital technologies into their communication repertoire. It remains unclear why they adopt multiple forms of communication instead of substituting one medium for another. It also raises the question: What type of need does each of these media fulfill? In the present article, the authors conduct comparative work that examines the gratifications obtained from Facebook with those from instant messaging. This comparison between media allows one to draw… Expand
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