The Impact of Social Media Networks on the Daily Experiences of Arab-Bedouin Adolescents: A 2023 Study of Unrecognized Villages

Aref abu-gweder (1)
(1) Achva Academic College, kaye Academic College of Education, Israel

Abstract

The objective of this research is to explore the impact of social media networks on the daily experiences of Arab-Bedouin adolescents. The study is based on semi-structured interviews with of 30 male youths from unrecognized villages in 2023. The outcomes highlight the significance of social media networks as an indispensable communication tool for males within a traditional societal structure, particularly for establishing connections with peers from diverse sectors and religions. The utilization of social media facilitates meaningful and comprehensive interaction between genders, as perceived by teenagers. It also fosters a profound and significant dialogue on an emotional plane, which remains inaccessible in the Bedouin boys' everyday lives.

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abu-gweder, A. The Impact of Social Media Networks on the Daily Experiences of Arab-Bedouin Adolescents: A 2023 Study of Unrecognized Villages. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 24(3), 24–31. https://doi.org/10.36923/jicc.v24i3.878

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