ComuniMEDIA – Mobilidade, Comunidade e Capital Social
New forms of communication generate different reactions and expectations. So was the case with the internet and social networks, with fears of unsafe disclosure of information, cyber bullies, addiction, risky behaviors or alienation from society and public life, being some of the concerns raised about the increasing use of these technologies.
The advent of new forms of access to these media, namely the one’s based in mobile devices and technologies, once again calls upon the empirical testing of similar claims, namely on what concerns the possible specificity of such forms of access and their consequences upon the individuals, theirs social constructs and their use of the technology.
The ComuniMEDIA project deals with the consequences of the internet on users and society focusing on the specificities of mobile access to the internet and the consequences such process has in terms of social capital and levels of interaction, namely by evaluating users and communities involvement and forms of use of the media in this particular context.