In this thesis I ask how history as a subject can be discussed and communicated on the social network service Facebook. To do so I have developed my own methodology based on the studies of Gronemann et al. (2015) and Lotina & Lepik (2015). This thesis is based on a literature study of, for this thesis, relevant literature, as well as an in depth analysis of the communication on three chosen Facebook sites who focus on history. The chosen Facebook sites are DR Historie, Nationalmuseet and Slægtsforskning. For all three sites a chosen amount of Facebook posts are then collected and analysed in both a quantitative and qualitative perspective. In the quantitative perspective the Facebook posts are divided based on how the sender and the recipient communicates, as well as how it compares to the communication types outlined in Gronemann et al. (2015). In a qualitative perspective some selected Facebook post from the sites are further examined to understand how they, the sender and the recipient, are communicating with each other about history, and which communicating tools they are using. Here examples are used to support and show the communication between the sender and the recipient. Social network services, such as Facebook, has become very popular, both for people to use privately as well as to be studied in the academic world. Not everyone feels that way, and a discussion on Facebook in different aspects is therefore included. It’s aspects such as the excluding of people without Facebook, how communication can and can’t be controlled on Facebook, and Facebook can be used as a tool for dissemination. Lastly the personal and difficult heritage that can occur when working with genealogical research is outlined. This thesis is one among many studies of social network services, and especially Facebook. The goal in this thesis is to understand how history can be discussed and communicated, as well as how it can be improved on the Facebook sites DR Historie, Nationalmuseet og Slægtsforskning.
|Udgivelsesdato||1 feb. 2017|
|Udgivende institution||Københavns Universitet, Det Informationsvidenskabelige Akademi|