Mutual Interaction of Radio World and Fan Pages on Facebook

By EMİNE Özlem Ataman and Güzin KIyIk.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Recently, user generated internet contents such as MySpace, MSN Spacers, Blogger, YouTube and Twitter have had an extremely fast development. Development and expanded use of social networking sites such as Facebook has resulted in a form of mass communication tool, the radio also gained benefits from the process. Creation of fan pages over Facebook fulfilled many expectations related with reminding the potential of the radio. The aim of this study is to clarify the use of Facebook by audiences and interaction between audiences and the radio presenter. There are also fan pages of several Turkish radio stations and the radio presenters in Facebook. Within scope of current study, in the period between 21 March 2010 and 17 April 2010, both radio shows and fan page in the Facebook of Nihat Sırdar were followed. Efforts were made to discuss whether messages sent to the relevant fan page were reflected in the show of the radio presenter and whether such type of an interaction was present between the radio presenter and the audience. An in-depth interview was also made with Nihat Sırdar in order to include the perspective of the radio presenter in the study in addition to the radio shows and messages in the Facebook fan page.

Keywords: Facebook, Radio Presenter, Fan Pages, Radio

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 10, pp.77-92. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 663.725KB).

Assist. Prof. EMİNE Özlem Ataman

Assistant Professor, Department of Cinema Television, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

E. Özlem ATAMAN was graduated from Anadolu University, Communication Sciences Faculty, Cinema and Television Department. She studied M.A. at Communication Sciences major in 1995. The name of M.A. thesis is, “The Use of Interactive Television in Distance Education-Model of Open Education Faculty”. She completed her Ph. degree in Cinema and Television major in 2002. The name of Ph. D. thesis is “Gender Roles in Cinema: The Representation of Gender Roles in Turkish Cinema Between Years of 1980 and 1999”. She has been working as Assistant Prof. Dr. since 2001. She also works in Media Center as a broadcasting manager at Radio A.

Güzin KIyIk

Lecturer, Department of Management and Organization, Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey

Güzin KIYIK was born in Eskişehir in 1981. She is graduated from Anadolu University Economic and Management Science Faculty, Department of Business at 2002. Then She is graduated from Anadolu University Social Science Institute, Department of Business Management Master Programme at 2004. After university, she worked as a human resarch manager in the retail company at 2005. And then she won the doctorate programme. Now, she continues her doctorate education in Anadolu University Social Science Institute Department of Management and Organization. She also works in Media Center as a programme director at Radio A.

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