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Social networks as a factor of active influence on formation of the values of young people

Liberal Arts in Russia. 2017. Vol. 6. No. 4. Pp. 322-329.
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Lisenkova A. A.
Perm State Institute of Culture
18 Gazety “Zvezda” Street, 614000 Perm, Russia
Melnikova A. Y.
Perm State Institute of Culture
18 Gazety “Zvezda” Street, 614000 Perm, Russia


The article devoted to the phenomenon of “virtual” social media as a factor influencing the formation of the markers of the value palette and preferences of modern youth. The reasoning of this interest is due to the fact that it is the youth, who is a catalyst for the development of a society. The young people today are actively involved in the urban environment through the virtualization of everyday practices, through the incorporation in the colossal information stream and the virtual urban communities. The aim of this study is to identify among the youth audience the role of social media in the formation of value-sense attitudes and preferences. The study methodology is based on research approach of Sheri Turkle. Through the empirical research, the authors define both the motives for the inclusion of young people in virtual communities and the direction of the content of these virtual groups. As a result, the authors come to the conclusion that the dominant force of social networking is self-assertion of a personality with an active representative example included in a variety of communities, living and acting according to the rules of these groups and receiving there social approval and support; it often leads to a break with the cultural tradition and to forming the personality of a new type. This reason determines the novelty and relevance of the research in modern conditions of development of the digital society.


  • • social networks
  • • media communications
  • • virtual world
  • • representation
  • • young people
  • • values


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