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Invisible UsersYouth in the Internet Cafes of Urban Ghana$
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Jenna Burrell

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017367

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017367.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.xii) (p.1) 1 Introduction
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Invisible Users
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Jenna Burrell

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017367.003.0001

This book provides information about the growing number of Internet users in urban Ghana who are using online media to interact with people from around the world. An increasing number of young people in the country are visiting Internet cafes in cities to socially interact with other youths from around the world. Students also visit these cafes in the afternoons to watch American music videos. The Internet has become an important medium for social interaction among youths residing in the urban region of the country, many of whom are relying on the Internet to interact socially and select prospective life partners. The book also reveals that the Internet is playing a key role in increasing knowledge of urban youths and enhancing respective social skills.

Keywords:   Ghana, Internet cafes, social interaction, social skills

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