Mediatised social networks on the turning of 20th and 21st centuries how the Balkan Wars of 1991-95 effected Hungarian media connections
The space a young person might cover with his „smart devices” has extended significantly compared to the situation 10-20 years ago. The young generation does utilise these possibilities. They leave digital marks, sometimes very unwisely. No doubt, many useful things can be learnt by using mediatized social network connections, but these young people are to be taught their wit about the world by trial and error method, rather than from elders through the process of socialisation. The process of learning is enhance, or at least influenced by at least crisis situations. It was the case for Hungarian press and consequently to Hungarian general public during the Southern Slav Crisis regarding the communication practice of American air force troops stationed in Taszár, Southern Hungary. To what extent are we able to resist thematisation? To what extent can we prevent thematisation by friends and what can be done to persuade cyber-acquaintances to talk about what is important for us? To what extent can social networks be extended? Is there a possibility to decompose these social networks? Can a young media-nomad be a hub in his own realm of information and data? To what extent does a media-conscious youth intend to play an active role in sharing information that is relevant for others and by doing so be part of street-publicity (Faragó, 2011), that is controlling power and media? I seek answers to these questions on the following pages. I try to prove or disprove empirical phenomena by theoretic approach.