Exploring Norwegian Teens' YouTube Usage: Insights from Researcher Edda Jansdottir Arneberg



On December 30th, Edda Jansdottir Arneberg, a visiting researcher from the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo, Norway, delivered an enlightening talk at ENTCOM. Her presentation centred on the concept of social boundaries and the methodologies for researching them, with a specific focus on the YouTube usage behaviours of Norwegian teens. She delved into the critical questions of how these teens are using YouTube and what it signifies for them.

Arneberg employed a variety of data collection methods in her study. These included visits to youth clubs, attending a parent meeting about screen time, exploring a resource centre for residents of social housing, and conducting individual interviews with youth aged 16 to 19 years. Her approach extended beyond traditional diary or interview methods, introducing techniques like "media go-along" and "the scroll back" methods. Despite facing some challenges, these methods yielded valuable insights into the YouTube usage patterns of the youth.

ENTCOM was pleased to host her visit and extends best wishes for the successful completion of her study.

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