The Facebook Experience: A phenomenology of Facebook use

Patrick Ferrucci 1 *, Edson C. Tandoc Jr 2
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1 Bradley University, USA
2 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp. 176-197. https://doi.org/10.29333/ojcmt/2523
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ABSTRACT

Based on the diaries and interviews of five Facebook users, we found that the phenomenology of Facebook use can be divided into three phases: managing intentions, experiencing the consequences of actions, and feeling a range of emotions. We propose that the theoretical framework we found in this study—of understanding the experience of Facebook as an experience of varying degrees of personal control—can be applied to understanding other social experiences as well.

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Ferrucci, P., & Tandoc Jr, E. C. (2015). The Facebook Experience: A phenomenology of Facebook use. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 5(3), 176-197. https://doi.org/10.29333/ojcmt/2523