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Facebook: an information platform for young people and an audience vector for the media

Arnaud Mercier & Nathalie Pignard-Cheynel

Abstract A growing number of different media have stated that they consider (based on official metrics) Facebook to be a central platform for the publication and circulation of information and a key vector for its consumption. The popularity of this socio-technical device (dispositif) has made the diversity of profiles and user practices concerning information a relevant subject for study. This is what we also decided to do by making a quantitative and qualitative empirical survey to study the heterogeneity of perceptions of the platform regarding information as well as the varied ways people consider and practice the digital social network as an informational and communicational resource in this vein.
   
Keywords social media, young people, facebook, audience, media
   
Citation Mercier, A., & Pignard-Cheynel, N. (2022). Facebook: an information platform for young people and an audience vector for the media. In Understanding Publics: Theories, Practices, Transformations (Vol. 106, pp. X-X). Bruxelles: Peter Lang.
   
Type Book chapter (English)
Year 2022
Book title Understanding Publics: Theories, Practices, Transformations
Publisher Peter Lang (Bruxelles)
Volume 106
Pages X-X
Series title History & Political Science
URL https://www.peterlang.com/document/1254435
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