‘Why would you want to know?’: The reluctant use of location sharing via check-ins on Facebook among Danish youth

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‘Why would you want to know?’ : The reluctant use of location sharing via check-ins on Facebook among Danish youth. / Bertel, Troels Fibæk.

In: Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2016, p. 162-176 .

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Bertel, TF 2016, '‘Why would you want to know?’: The reluctant use of location sharing via check-ins on Facebook among Danish youth', Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 162-176 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1354856514543250

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Bertel, T. F. (2016). ‘Why would you want to know?’: The reluctant use of location sharing via check-ins on Facebook among Danish youth. Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 22(2), 162-176 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1354856514543250

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Bertel TF. ‘Why would you want to know?’: The reluctant use of location sharing via check-ins on Facebook among Danish youth. Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 2016;22(2):162-176 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1354856514543250

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Bertel, Troels Fibæk. / ‘Why would you want to know?’ : The reluctant use of location sharing via check-ins on Facebook among Danish youth. In: Convergence. The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. 2016 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 162-176 .

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