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Converged social media: Identity management and engagement on Facebook Mobile and blogs

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There is scant evidence to demonstrate that researchers grasp the social dimensions of convergence, and particularly, the academic and social implications of converged media on students' lives. Despite a surge in student appropriation of social media-enabled mobile phones for exchanging educational resources and social practices, little is known about this collapsing of academic and social contexts. Twelve purposively selected postgraduate students who used Facebook Mobile for exchanging learning resources and micro-management of their daily lives were interviewed to unravel the influence of converged social media on students' lives.


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