Facebook as an Information Management Tool – In Light of the Research Conducted Among Polish Students

  • Malwina Popiołek Jagiellonian University
  • Bogusław Walenty Nierenberg Jagiellonian University
Keywords: Facebook, social network sites, social media, information society

Abstract

The paper offers a look at Facebook social service from the point of view of information management in an information society. The article presents a description and comparison of two sets of focus group research. The study was carried out among students in an academic center in a small city (population of 120 thousand), and in an academic center in a big city (population exceeding 750 thousand). The research was aimed at exploring issues related to using Facebook, in particular including the issue of motives related to creating a profile on the service and using it in everyday life. The research has revealed three categories related to Facebook use: a need for security in the scope of access to information, a need to possess a tool facilitating management of information-communication processes, as well as respondent’s dislike for Facebook. In the final part, the paper presents conclusions, but also limitations of the described research.

 

Author Biographies

Malwina Popiołek, Jagiellonian University

PhD, lecturer

scientific interests: communication

Bogusław Walenty Nierenberg, Jagiellonian University

PhD, professor

scientific interests: communication

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Published
2017-09-25
How to Cite
Popiołek, M., & Nierenberg, B. (2017). Facebook as an Information Management Tool – In Light of the Research Conducted Among Polish Students. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 7(2), 89-102. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs20172.89.102