NETWORK SOCIETY: University students and new technologies. Relationships between
the use of new digital technologies in the process of mass communication
and social interaction of the young generation

Małgorzata Durzewska 1
1 - Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
2015; 16 (2):
ICID: 1172748
Article type: Original article
IC™ Value: 3.00
Abstract provided by Publisher
The focus group interview conducted among students at Adam Mickiewicz University in
Poznań who were born in the early 1990s indicates the students’ attitudes towards reality, as
well as approaches and methods of using modern information technologies used for communication
and obtaining information (mainly the Internet). Contrary to general opinions
of contemporary youth, the 1990s generation has not lost perspective and is able to make
reasonable assessments. Young people consciously use technical goods and critically evaluate
the behaviour that exceeds social norms or common sense. They prefer personal contact
with other people rather than contact via telephone, SMS messages or the Internet. They see
the advantages of the Internet, such as access to information, knowledge and entertainment,
facilitation of functional, professional and private contact, as well as noticing the hazards
resulting from excessive and mindless use of the Internet and other legal threats related to
the medium. For them, new communication technologies are a useful tool for communicating.
However, young people have language problems consisting of a difficulty in expressing
themselves which results from abbreviated forms of expression used in the mass media.
DOI: 10.5604/20842937.1172748

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