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dc.contributor.advisor Lesame, N. C. Sundani, Ndivhuwo Doctor 2022-09-05T06:57:01Z 2022-09-05T06:57:01Z 2019
dc.description Thesis (M.A. (Media Studies) -- University of Limpopo, 2019 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study explored the uses of Facebook by youth in the Vhembe District Municipality of Limpopo Province, South Africa. It is exploratory qualitative research. The research sample consisted of twenty (20) respondents both 10 males and 10 females whose ages range between 18 and 29 years who are on Facebook. Purposive sampling was adopted for the study to sample the study population members. The method used to collect data was the structured interview. The data collected from research respondents were analysed in themes and sub-themes using texts and tables. The study found that Facebook is the most preferred social media by youth from the Vhembe District. The platform connects users irrespective of their geographical boundaries and promotes the level of interaction on social and entertaining issues. Facebook also enables the Vhembe District youth to search for jobs and also helps them to discuss their academic and sometimes political issues. Most of the Vhembe District youth prefer using Facebook to share recent information and create content such as pictures and videos with their friends when they are online. The Vhembe District youth also use the platform to entertain each other. The major problems faced by the Vhembe District Facebook users are that a majority of them become exposed to pictures and videos of sexual nature, cyberattack, cyberbullying and vulgar language whereas a minority become victims of account hacking and invasion of privacy. The research respondents came up with solutions to prevent social media challenges. A majority of respondents suggested that strong passwords, an increase in privacy, social media law implementation, social media campaigns and social media education can help prevent online challenges. A minority of students indicated that parental support, strong age restriction, adding known Facebook users, blocking, unfollowing and unfriending unwanted users can help to prevent challenges faced by Facebook users. en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 154 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Facebook en_US
dc.subject Social media en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Online platforms en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Facebook (Electronic resource) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social media en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Online social networks en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Information technology -- Social aspects -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Youth -- South Africa -- Limpopo en_US
dc.title Uses of facebook by youth in Vhembe District South Africa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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