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2010 | 3 | 2 | 170-183
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'GENERATIONS X, Y, Z': HOW SOCIAL NETWORKS FORM THE CONCEPT OF THE WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS (THE CASE OF LITHUANIA)

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This article is based on sociological insight into the concept of up-to-date world without borders: technological impact and social networking. Generations X, Y and Z are discussed according to three categories: social, technological and historical environment. The survey results are provided representing the Lithuanian case. Six areas are analysed: 1) country of residence (a survey has been carried out among Lithuanians through social networks Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and MySpace); 2) age (generation) share; 3) number of social network connections ('friends'); 4) type of social network associates; 5) demand of physical meeting with social network associates; and 6) frequency of social networking. Out of 812 Lithuanians (social network users) who participated in a short survey the conclusion might be offered that they follow same digital trends and changes happening all over the world. Social networking may be part of every communication tool one uses; those tools in the very essence change how people interact with each other. In this case social networking loses categories of time and space providing the concept of the world without borders.
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  • Rasa Levickaite, Institute of Humanities, Department of Philosophy and Political Theory, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Sauletekio al. 11, LT-10223 Vilnius, Lithuania
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11LTAAAA091016
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