Kei-Tying teens : Using mobile phone e-mail to bond, bridge, and break with social ties-a study of Japanese adolescents
|Journal / Publication||International Journal of Human Computer Studies|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2008|
|Link to Scopus||https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-54149098946&origin=recordpage|
This paper examines the extent to which Japanese adolescents use mobile phone e-mail to bond, bridge, and break with their social ties. Although existing literature shows that adolescents use mobile phone e-mail to bond with intimate strong ties, the fluid nature of social networks during adolescence suggests that mobile phone e-mail may also be used to bridge to new ties and to break with old ties. Drawing on a stratified random sample survey of 501 high school students living in Tokyo, we find that mobile phone e-mail is used both to bond and bridge, but not to break with ties. We also find that the intensity with which Japanese adolescents use mobile phone e-mail is more fundamentally a result of bridging than bonding. These findings apply both to typical users and heavy users. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
- Adolescence, Bonding, Bridging, E-mail, Japan, Mobile phone, SMS, Social network, Social ties
International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Vol. 66, No. 12, 12.2008, p. 930-943.
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