Perhaps one of the things you might want to study in your project is the
invisibility of those over 65 in online communities.


On Sun, Nov 18, 2012 at 3:05 AM, S.Minocha <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear colleagues:
>
> We are carrying out a one-year funded project related to the impact of
> online communities on the well-being and quality of life of people aged
> over 65 years. Age UK in Milton Keynes (where our university is based) is
> one of the external advisors on this project.
>
> We were wondering if colleagues who may have had the experiences of
> interacting with and helping their parents or grandparents, relatives,
> neighbours, acquaintances or friends in joining online communities such as
> Facebook, or online discussion forums, or Twitter, and so on would be
> willing to share their stories and anecdotes with us: the benefits people
> aged over 65 perceive, the obstacles they face, or if they perceive any
> risks, and their motivation for joining online communities.
>
> We would be most grateful to receive your stories and anecdotes. Please
> contact me <[log in to unmask]> if you would be able to help us or for
> further details of the project.
>
> Many thanks.
>
> Regards,
>
> Shailey
>
> Dr Shailey Minocha [[log in to unmask]]
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> The Open University
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> Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, UK
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> profile: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/shaileyminocha
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