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Older people and online social interactions

Minocha, Shailey (2013). Older people and online social interactions. In: Older people and technological inclusion: multidisciplinary, perspectives on contemporary realties and aspirations, ESRC Seminar Series on Technology and Ageing, 22 Apr 2013, Milton Keynes.

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Dr Shailey Minocha (The Open University, UK) will introduce a current project at The Open University ( in collaboration with Age UK Milton Keynes, Cordia and JISC TechDis. The project involves investigating the role of on-line social interactions in supporting people aged 65 or over to avoid or overcome social isolation, and to maintain and develop social connectedness. These on-line social interactions may be via email or Skype, or participating in on-line communities such as on Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 The Open University, UK
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetRES-451-26-0883ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Keywords: ageing; aged; conducting research with older people; digital by default; older people; online communities; quality of life; thematic analysis; senior citizens; service users; social capital; social connectedness; social networking; well-being
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 39528
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2014 09:16
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 14:39
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