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      Designing Social Networking Sites for Older Adults

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      Proceedings of HCI 2010 (HCI)

      Human Computer Interaction

      6 - 10 September 2010

      Personal social networks, older adults, social networking sites, privacy, communication

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            Abstract

            The importance of older adults’ social networks in providing practical, emotional and informational support is well documented. In this paper, we reflect on the personal social networks of older adults, and the shortcomings of existing online Social Networking Sites (SNSs) in supporting their needs. We report findings from ethnographic interviews, focus groups and hands-on demonstrations with older adults, where we find key themes affecting adoption of SNSs. We then consider design aspects that should be taken into account for future SNSs, if they are to meet the preferences of older users.

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            Contributors
            Conference
            September 2010
            September 2010
            : 186-194
            Affiliations
            [0001]School of Computing

            University of Dundee
            [0002]Department of Computer Science

            University of Aberdeen
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2010.24
            2e2aab02-7228-4b9c-affc-ce1e179ff142
            © Lorna Gibson et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of HCI 2010, University of Abertay, Dundee, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Proceedings of HCI 2010
            HCI
            24
            University of Abertay, Dundee, UK
            6 - 10 September 2010
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Human Computer Interaction
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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