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“Utan onlinevänner hade jag antagligen varit död”: En studie om via vilka plattformar och aktiviteter nya vänner möts på nätet
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“I wouldn’t survive without my online friends” : Examining on which platforms and in which activities new friends meet online (English)
Abstract [sv]

Vänner möts inte längre bara på fysiska platser utan även online på olika typer av plattformar. Denna studie utforskar var onlinevänner träffas, i vilka aktiviteter de umgås, hur frekvent onlinevännerna umgås samt hur många onlinevänner som även träffas offline. Syftet med studien är att få en större förståelse för var och hur människor möter vänner online. Studien genomfördes med hjälp av en enkätundersökning med 1000 deltagare som spreds via sociala nätverkstjänster och offline, samt genom att analysera tidigare forskning inom relaterade ämnen. Resultatet av studien pekar på att det finns ett stort antal olika plattformar där onlinevänner kan skapas. De vanligaste av dessa är Facebook och World of Warcraft. Främst umgås onlinevänner via textchatt, röstchatt och genom att spela tillsammans. De flesta onlinevänner umgås dagligen och majoriteten av deltagarna träffade 2-5 onlinevänner offline. Studien väckte stort engagemang på sociala medier och kan förhoppningsvis komplettera redan existerande forskning samt bidra med inspiration till framtida studier.

Abstract [en]

Friends no longer meet only in physical places; they can also meet on various different online platforms. This paper aims to explore where online friends meet, in which activities they socialise, how frequent they socialise and how many online friends also meet each other offline. The purpose of this paper is to get a better understanding of where and how people meet friends online. The paper was realised through a survey with 1000 participants, distributed both on social networking sites and offline. An analysis of already existing related research papers was also made. The result of the survey showed that there are various different platforms where online friends can be made. The most common platforms were Facebook and World of Warcraft. Most online friends socialised via text chat, voice chat and through playing games together. The majority of the online friends kept in touch with each other on a daily basis and met 2-5 online friends offline. The survey was given big attention at social networking sites and hopes to complement already existing research as well as contribute with inspiration to further studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Friendship, World of Warcraft, Facebook, Tinder, Online friendship, Social networking sites, Social gaming, Internet
Keyword [sv]
Vänskap, World of Warcraft, Facebook, Tinder, Onlinevänner, Sociala nätverkstjänster, Socialt spelande, Internet
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Media and Communication Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32193OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-32193DiVA: diva2:1078277
Subject / course
Media Technology
Uppsok
Technology
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Available from: 2017-03-03 Created: 2017-03-03 Last updated: 2017-03-03Bibliographically approved

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