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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Contribution Paper

Poznań, Poland - Morasko Kampus, room: 3.135

Exploring the role of Social Media among elderly population of Kolkata

Speakers

  • SOMRITA SENGUPTA

Primary authors

Description

The present paper seeks to explore the role of social media among elderly population of Kolkata. The present society is dominated by social media whereupon various agents of social media including Face book, Whatsapp, Instagram etc has been a regular platform of interaction among a large number of population. Elderly population is consequently adopting this virtual space as a mode of interaction too. The present study is a qualitative study based on narratives and case studies of 10 elderly persons, living in Southern parts of Kolkata. The study conducted is specifically based on interactions by the researcher and the respective respondents.