publication . Article . 2021

Sociability in quarantine times: WhatsApp seen as a social interaction tool during the COVID-19 pandemics

Fernanda de Fátima Fernandes Pereira; Daniele Ribeiro Fortuna; Renato da Silva;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 01 Aug 2021 Journal: Travessias, volume 15, issue 2, pages 404-422 (issn: 1982-5935, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidade Estadual do Oeste do Paraná
Abstract
Man is a natural social being. The need to communicate is something inherent to his own existence. But how can he communicate with other people in times of quarantine and social isolation, which need to be followed due to the coronavirus pandemics? The WhatsApp app can be conveyed as a virtual ally to supply such demand, once it enables the interaction of people who do not see each other personally, but who, for some reason, are socially connected. By means of informational, conversational and even playful messages, such app serves as a tool for sociability and socialization to continue existing among people during the quarantine times. In this paper, we aim at ...
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free text keywords: redes sociais, técnica de observação, covid-19, interação virtual., Arts in general, NX1-820, Language and Literature, P
Communities
COVID-19
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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