You are What You Check-In: Socially Created Values of Places and Online Identity Formation

European Journal of Research on Social Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 76-79, 2014

4 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2015

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Selcen Ozturkcan

Department of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University

Eda Genc

Yasar University

Ozan Uysal

Istanbul Bilgi University

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

Turkey provides the fastest growing market of Foursquare in Europe, though there aren’t any tangible benefits offered to users. Our research aims to uncover the underlying reciprocal relational dynamics of socially created values of places, and online identity formation via in-depth interviews with eleven Turkish respondents.

Keywords: Foursquare, location based service, online identity, Turkey, user motivation

JEL Classification: M30

Suggested Citation

Ozturkcan, Selcen and Genc, Eda and Uysal, Ozan, You are What You Check-In: Socially Created Values of Places and Online Identity Formation (2014). European Journal of Research on Social Studies, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 76-79, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2597287

Selcen Ozturkcan (Contact Author)

Department of Marketing, School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University ( email )

Kalmar, SE-391 82
Sweden
+46 (48) 049-7189 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://lnu.se/en/staff/selcen.ozturkcan/

Eda Genc

Yasar University ( email )

Izmir
İzmir, 34060
Turkey

Ozan Uysal

Istanbul Bilgi University ( email )

Eski Silahtarağa Elektrik Santralı
Silahtarağa Mah. Kazım Karabekir Cad. No: 1 Eyüp
Istanbul, 34060
Turkey

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