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Abandonment of Social Networks in internet. Students : Lauri , Chino and Luis. INTRODUCTION. Internet world is a technology that has had a great impact , especially among young people . Internet can provide many benefits to their users.

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students lauri chino and luis

Abandonment of

Social Networks in internet

Students: Lauri, Chino and Luis.



  • Internet world is a technology that has had a great impact, especially among young people.
  • Internet can provide many benefitsto their users.

“Internet can be a great tool of communication for people who have a difficulties at the moment of making friends due to physical disabilities, illnesses either an inability to socialize”. Wallace (1999)

  • Internet can also provide negative aspects: Some people have become obsessed andaddictedusing Internet: it can create ADDICTION.

What is Addiction?

An emotional illness that usually generatesdependence and subtracts freedom to the human beings by means of narrowing its field of awareness and restricts the range of their interests.

Echeburúa, E. (2010)

Griffiths (1999) sets the existence of "technological addictions", defined as chemical addictions that involve the human-machine interaction


Other risks for using Internet:

- The access to inappropriate contents (pornography or violence)

- The harassment or loss of personal privacy

  • To transmit racist messages, prone to anorexia either inciting to commit crimes.

The abuse of online social networks can promote the following risks:

1) Isolation.

2) Underachievement.

3) Unselfishness to other subjects.

4) Conduct disorders.


The use and abuse of Internet are related to psychosocial variables, such as:

-Psychological vulnerability.

- Stress.

-Lack of family / social support.


What do we want to achieve

with this case – project?

To search a response for answering the research questions that we have taken into account:

- In what social networking sites did people have a profile?

- Which have been the social networks people used often?

  • How long and how actively have people used the social networking sites?

- Why did people decide to leave out the social networks?

media education
Media education
  • Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinaryfield
  • Differentscientificstandpoints (Media/Education)
    • In this case: Social-psychology
  • Educator, educated and media culture (in this case SNS)
    • Objective: expandedconcept of literacy media literacy

(Kupiainen 2005; Kupiainen & Sintonen 2009)

background information
  • ”Stuart”
  • 23
  • Helsinki
  • Student in Higherdegree
  • Social media use 2005  IRC-Gallery
  • Sociallyactive
  • Abandonment of Facebook 2013
t he a bandoment of social media site
The Abandoment of social media site
  • In the end of 2013
  • Active and consideredform of action
  • Reasonsbehind the action
    • Informationoverload
    • The routinization of the use
    • The criticalstancetowardscommercialization
    • The reflection of the self-disclosure
    • A substitutativeapplication
i ntense use of facebook
Intense use of Facebook
  • One of the factors

concept of ‘presense’ (Barak, 2009)

・state of being absorbed, involved, engrossed

in cyberspace

・be isolated from offline world(real world)

・forgetting a sense of time

information overload
Information Overload
  • Some definition

・having too much information

・ State of being burdened with unwanted

information (Edmunds and Morris, 2000)

・when information is unattractive,

fatigue is more accelerated

(Thomée, 2012)


Information on Facebook

  • Photo updates
  • Messages
  • Comments

These includes unwanted information like…

・Life events of person whom Stuart is not

familiar with

・ the number of ‘Like!’



the routinization of the use
The routinization of the use
  • Active participation vs. routine
  • Faiding of the novelty
  • Time consuming
  • Well-being?
    • Happiness, otherpositiveemotions
    • Satisfaction
    • Qualityof life: physical, emotional, mental,social, and behavioralcomponents
the critical stance towards commercialization
The criticalstancetowardscommercialization
  • The revenue generation model of Facebook – the significance of users (audience). How Facebookmakes money?
  • ”Organizationsmightalsoask for personalinformation for marketingpurpposes – for instance, whenregistering to access a websiteorjoiningonlinecommunity.” (Joinson & Paine 2007)
  • Don´twant to be ”an item for selling”
the reflection of the self disclosure
The reflection of the self-disclosure
  • Tellingunknowninformation sharedknowledge
  • Betweenindividuals, groupsorindividual and organization
  • The meaning of internet and CMC.
  • ”How wenegotiate the disclosure of suchinformation is criticalissue, equally as important as howsystemsaredesigned to minimizeprivacyviolationswhilealsoprovidingadequatelevels of functionality.” (Joinson & Paine 2007, 238).
  • ”Anxiety”
a substitutative application for communication
A substitutativeapplication for communication
  • Use of Facebook for privatecommunication
  • Communication via Internet (including mobile)
  • Lowered the barrier for aband. (Notcompleteexclusion)
    • Closestfriends/ Friendsabroad



what to learn
What to learn?
  • Media literacy
    • Media literate person is a reflectivemedia-user and part of media culture (+ society)
      • Avoidance of negativeeffects
      • Autonomy of individual
      • Critical thinking
      • Creativity and Communicationskills
      • Empowerment (Participatory culture)

(Kupiainen & Sintonen 2009, 21, 94-95; Mihailidis & Thehevin 2013)

  • Joinson, A. & Paine, C. (2007) Self-disclosure, privacy and the Internet. In Joinson, A., McKenna, K., Postmes, T., & Reips, U.-D. (eds.). The Oxford handbook of Internet Psychology. Oxford: University press, 237-252.
  • Bohna, A., Buchtab, C., Hornika, K. & Maira P. (2013) Making friends and communicating on Facebook: Implications for the access to social capita. Published by Elsevier B. V.
  • James, E. & Ronald, E. (2002) Social consequences of Internet use. Editorial UOC. Barcelona. (p. 228).
  • Kupiainen, R. (2005) Mediakasvatuksen eetos. Rovaniemi: The university of Lapland.
  • Kupiainen, R. & Sintonen, S. (2009) Medialukutaidot, osallisuus, mediakasvatus. Helsinki: Gaudeamus.
  • Edmunds A. Morris A. (2000). The problem of information overload in business organisations: a review of the literature. International Journal of Information Management, volume 20, pp.17-28.
  • Mihailidis, P. & Tehevin. Media Literacy as a Core Competency for Engaged Citizenship in Participatory Democracy. American Behavioral Scientist, 57(9), 1-12.
  • Echeburúa, E. (2010) Addiction to new technologies and to online social networking in young people: A new challenge. vol. 22. number, 2. (pp. 91-95).