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Friends Forever: How Young Adolescents Use Social-Networking Sites
November/December 2009 (vol. 24 no. 6)
pp. 22-26
Barbie Clarke, University of Cambridge

Children use social-networking sites to establish identity and to find support and comfort as they go through the cognitive, physical, and emotional transitions of early adolescence.

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Index Terms:
society online, social networking, early adolescence, ethnographic research
Barbie Clarke, "Friends Forever: How Young Adolescents Use Social-Networking Sites," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 22-26, Nov.-Dec. 2009, doi:10.1109/MIS.2009.114
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