Social Media and Networked Publics

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Use of social media and participation in networked publics. Case study of a group of latino/hispanic teens. Three girls and three boys.


  • Networked Publics
  • Social Network Sites
  • The internet
  • Multiculturalism and bilinguism


Describe the characteristics of the networked publics where they participate.


  • Participation: curation, searching, sharing

Can their use of youtube, facebook, twitter, and other web 2.0. platform be considered a form of participation?

What kind of participation is that?

How do they circulate content among the networked publics that they form?

What drives their participation in these spaces?

  • Practices

What are the practices, skills, abilities that they develop as they participate in SNSs and Web 2.0 platforms?

What are the practices they are engaged? civic? entertainment? peer world? academic?

  • Accesses

What kind of information do they access? share? curate? consume?

Can they access information about their parent culture?

When and where do they access this platforms?

  • Publics or semi-publics?

Do they belong to networked publics? are they semi-publics? precarious publics?

What kind of content is circulated in these publics?

Do they form networked publics in youtube? in facebook?

How does the content they circulate flows?

Are they transnational or local? transnational connections?

  • Identities

What kind of identities are fostered?

What kind of identities are articulated as they engage in this kind of networked publics?

How do they cultivate their latino/hispanic identity across these platforms?

Do they practice bilinguism? transnationalism? multiculturalism?

Do they connect with the cultures of origin? How do they do that?

Do they cultivate a sense of belonging?

  • Cultural and social capitals

How is social and cultural capital cultivated with and in SNSs, social media and networked publics?

How do they use social and cultural capital in networked publics?

Do they leverage this capitals for themselves, their peers, their families?