I’ve been working with Mrs. Cantor on a presentation we will be giving on Tuesday evening, March 13, before the school board meeting in the auditorium. That evening we will be talking about a path towards digital citizenship, and part of the discussion will be on Facebook. I’ve asked Mrs. Cantor to go over privacy settings and best practices.
What I found in research today was this, from Nadkarni, A., and Hofmann, S (2012). Why do people use Facebook? Personality and individual differences 52, pp. 243-249:
Based on the existing literature, we propose a dual-factor model of FB use. According to this model, FB use is primarily motivated by two basic social needs: (1) the need to belong, and (2) the need for self-presentation. The need to belong refers to the intrinsic drive to affiliate with others and gain social acceptance, and the need for self-presentation to the continuous process of impression manage- ment. These two motivational factors can co-exist, but can also each be the single cause for FB use.
This June, 2011 article contains numbers that express the growth in social networking, including Facebook.
Are presentation will be posted here on this blog, later in March.