Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-148) and index.
Table of ContentsPrefaceChapter 1 Introduction: Campus Life OnlineChapter 2 Emergence and Acceleration: Computer-Mediated Communication and the College Student The rise of the technological generation and the construction of individual identity and college cultureInternet history and use Development of online social networking sitesSocial networking sites as cultural phenomenon: Generally and on campusCollege Student Identity: Issues and research on online social networking sitesChapter 3 Students Speak: Campus Culture, Identity and FacebookFacebook PrimerWhat Students Report about Their Facebook Use Student Portraits: Kris, Jordan, Teresa, MatthewOur Observations Chapter 4 The New Campus Reality: Facebook and Student Affairs PracticeDo Administrators Belong on Facebook?Student Leaders as Cultural TranslatorsOrienting Students to Campus Culture, both Real and OnlineSupporting Student Development in the Expanding Campus CommunityChapter 5 The Future of the Campus Social Graph What is the future of online social networking on campus?Changing demographic of Facebook and Online Social NetworksGlobal Growth New Niche Users Post ScriptReferences GlossaryIndexAuthor Biographies.
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In the era of such online spaces as Facebook, Instant Messenger, Live Journal, Blogger, Web Shots, and campus blogs, college students are using these resources and other online sites as a social medium. Inevitably, this medium presents students with ethical decisions about social propriety, self disclosure and acceptable behaviour. Because online social networking sites have proven problematic for college students and for college administrators, this book aims to offer professional guidance to Higher Education administrators and policy makers."Online Social Networking on Campus: Understanding What Matters in Student Culture" is a professional guide for Higher Education faculty and Student Affairs administrators, which rigorously examines college students' use of online social networking sites and how they use these to develop relationships both on and off campus. Most importantly, "Online Social Networking on Campus" investigates how college students use online sites to explore and makes sense of their identities. Providing information taken from interviews, surveys and focus group data, the book presents an ethnographic view of social networking that will help Student Affairs administrators, Information Technology administrators, and faculty better understand and provide guidance to the 'neomillennials' on their campuses. (source: Nielsen Book Data)