In this chapter, the overall topic of the book and its rationale are introduced to the reader. The book develops an argument about the rise of digital families and examines how such families use different technologies to their diverse ends. Today, the lives of both their youngest and adult members are already highly ‘connected’ via portable and personal communication technologies. However, it is only now that the oldest family members are getting ready to engage in digital and online family interactions. The introduction ends with the presentation of the structure of the book.
KeywordsDigital family Extended family Family solidarity Generations Information and communication technology Linked lives Technology adoption
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