Are you really my friend? Digital friendships
|Starts:||10:00 12 Nov 2015|
|Ends:||13:00 12 Nov 2015|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
Join us for a half day debate on the nature of digital friendship.
Step changes in technology have influenced the way friendship are built and maintained. 62 per cent of UK adults (Ofcom, 2014), and 81 per cent of UK 13-18 year olds (YouGov, 2014) now own a smartphone, increasing the options for digital friendship, such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Although there are concerns over the increasing dominance of online friendships, a growing evidence base suggests digital friendship can impact positively on offline friendships (Davis, 2012).
This event aims to give our audience a chance to debate these ideas in light of their own experiences, with input from an expert in the field of digital communication, and a social scientist. Questions will include:
• Is it possible to trust someone if you have never met them face to face?
• How authentic are online friendships?
• Is authenticity being redefined by the digital environment?
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Travel and Contact Information
MMU Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
All Saints Campus
Manchester Metropolitan University