Christianity and digital culture : analysis of users' experiences of the christian social networking site in Taiwan - Walei

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dc.contributor.author Lee, Chia-Ying
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-12T11:31:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-12T11:31:10Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://urn.fi/URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011051210790 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/26950
dc.description.abstract Social Networking Sites (SNSs) have been a popular phenomenon worldwide, while religion in Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) studies has gained more academic attention. Walei as a pioneering social networking site is founded by a group of Protestant Christians targeting at the youth in Taiwan, and it exemplifies religious application on the Internet. This thesis investigates what role such a website plays both for its users and against its competition, particularly in the non-Christian cultural context. Using online interviews with nine users of Walei, how the interactivity affects Christian users‟ religious identity and the impression of non-Christian users toward Christianity is explored. This thesis seeks to shed the light on the interrelation of technology and religion, and the possible influence on identity formation online.
dc.format.extent 98 s.
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject.other SNSs
dc.subject.other CMC
dc.subject.other Christianity online
dc.subject.other users‟ experiences
dc.subject.other identity formation online
dc.subject.other Taiwan
dc.title Christianity and digital culture : analysis of users' experiences of the christian social networking site in Taiwan - Walei
dc.type Book en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011051210790
dc.subject.ysa verkkoyhteisöt
dc.subject.ysa WWW-sivut
dc.subject.ysa kristillisyys
dc.subject.ysa käyttäjäkokemus
dc.subject.ysa uskonto
dc.subject.ysa Taiwan
dc.type.dcmitype Text en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu fi
dc.type.ontasot Master’s thesis en
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Humanistinen tiedekunta fi
dc.contributor.tiedekunta Faculty of Humanities en
dc.contributor.laitos Taiteiden ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Art and Cultural Studies en
dc.contributor.yliopisto University of Jyväskylä en
dc.contributor.yliopisto Jyväskylän yliopisto fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine International Master's Degree Programme in Digital Culture en
dc.contributor.oppiaine Digital Culture (maisteriohjelma) fi

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