Fear of Missing Out: Is Voyeurism the Real Motive Behind Teen Consumption of Social Media?

Leigh Doster, Coventry University, UK
This paper examines the role of voyeurism in motivating everyday teen use of social network sites (SNS). We explore the benefits that teens derive from these voyeuristic practices and to what extent they re-enact “learned” behaviours of exhibitionism and voyeurism from Reality TV in SNSs.
[ to cite ]:
Leigh Doster (2013) ,"Fear of Missing Out: Is Voyeurism the Real Motive Behind Teen Consumption of Social Media?", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10, eds. Gert Cornelissen, Elena Reutskaja, and Ana Valenzuela, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 146-147.