This paper examines the role of voyeurism in motivating teen use of social network sites (SNS). Our aim was to understand the purpose, benefits and importance of teen social monitoring activities in SNS. We found that voyeurism was commonplace, habitual and central to teens’ enjoyment of the medium. It enabled them to clarify their own identities, develop relationships, boost self-esteem and moreover was highly entertaining. SNS have blurred the boundaries between public and private; enabling socially accepted ‘mediated voyeurism’ and reconfiguring social norms around privacy, disclosure and observation of others. We argue that voyeurism is the common strand drawing all of the motivations for using SNS together.
|Publication status||Published - 6 Jun 2014|
|Event||43rd EMAC Annual Conference : Paradigm shifts & Interactions - University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain|
Duration: 3 Jun 2014 → 6 Jun 2014
|Conference||43rd EMAC Annual Conference|
|Period||3/06/14 → 6/06/14|
Bibliographical noteThe full text is available from: http://adeit.estaticos.econgres.es/2014EMAC/guia2014.pdf
- Social Media
- Social Network Sites
Doster, L. (2014). Fear Of Missing Out: Is Voyeurism Driving Teen Consumption of Social Media? Presented at European Marketing Academy Conference. Paper presented at 43rd EMAC Annual Conference , Valencia, Spain.