Digital Media Use of Older Adults in Mureş County, Romania

András Vajda 1  and Gyöngyvér Erika Tőkés 2
  • 1 Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, , Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 2 Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, , Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Abstract

This paper analyses the media practices of older adults from Mureş County (village and small town). The first part of this paper examines the integration of digital media into current society and everyday life along with the characteristics of the knowledge and skill acquisition related to digital media. The second half, grounded on empirical qualitative data, offers insight into the digital media practices of older people in Mureş County, Romania, as well as into their opportunities and the contexts regarding the knowledge and skill acquisition necessary for the use of digital media. The paper is based on an exploratory qualitative research aimed at offering insight into the Romanian situation, identifying the obstacles to the digital media use of the older people living in rural areas, and laying the groundwork for a more extended study.

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