African Americans and Network Disadvantage: Enhancing Social Capital through Participation on Social Networking Sites

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Danielle Taana Smith;

This study examines the participation of African Americans on social networking sites (SNS), and evaluates the degree to which African Americans engage in activities in the online environment to mitigate social capital deficits. Prior literature suggests that compared w... View more
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