Video communication for maintaining social relationships : a case study

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Proceedings titleInternational Communication Association, May 26-30 (ICA2011)
ConferenceInternational Communication Association, May 26-30 (ICA2011)
Pages# of pages: 10
AbstractAs a result of video sharing websites like YouTube, the integration of video capabilities into social networking sites, and video call software such as Skype, video communication tools are quickly becoming fixtures in the everyday lives of internet users. Researchers conducted a case study of a group of people living in a small Canadian city. The study explored their use of video, perceptions of the medium as a means for maintaining social relationships within their personal communities, and perceived barriers to video technology use. Our study indicates high levels of acceptance for communicating via video with others at a geographical distance especially if there is a cost savings, a close personal relationship between participants and a need to “show” objects or expressions. Interestingly, even in a group of video communication users, there is considerable concern about privacy issues and this acts to restrain more frequent use of video technology for everyday communication.
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NPARC number19663202
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