The Impact of "Device" in Social Networking: An Explorative Study with Turkish Social Network Site Users on the Nature of Interactions through Personal Computers and Smartphones

ÖZTÜRK Ö. , RIZVANOĞLU K. , POLAT S. , Karanfil F., Bakis O.

4th International Conference on Internationalization, Design and Global Development, Florida, United States Of America, 9 - 14 July 2011, vol.6775, pp.473-476 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 6775
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-642-21660-2_53
  • City: Florida
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.473-476


The purpose of this study is to explore the nature of interactions that develops around social networks through two major device categories: PC and smartphones. This study specifically aims to focus on the reasons for the preference of PC and smartphones distinctively and tries to reveal the significant patterns of usage for social networking through both platforms. This quantitative research employs a survey conducted with a sample of 203 Turkish people who are using PCs and smartphones for accessing social networking sites regularly.