Are you a ‘Snooper?

Facebook has turned Gen C into ‘Snoopers’. It’s not as intense as ‘stalking’, but the competitive pressure of always needing to be in the know means digital natives literally spend hours snooping around on their friends Facebook pages finding out ‘who is with who’, ‘who dumped who’, ‘who invited who’, ‘who went to what’ etc. This competitive pressure to be in the know and have the latest cultural capital within their community is a further example of their need to belong and the risk of social exclusion Gen C face if they don’t keep up with the Facebook crowd.

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