Let the Weakest Link Go! Empirical Explorations on the Relative Importance of Weak and Strong Ties on Social Networking Sites

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Nicole C. Krämer; Leonie Rösner; Sabrina C. Eimler; Stephan Winter; German Neubaum;
  • Publisher: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
  • Journal: Societies, volume 4, issue 4 12, pages 1-25 (issn: 2075-4698)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.3390/soc4040785
  • Subject: social capital; bridging/bonding social capital; social support online; social networking sites | social capital | social support online | bridging/bonding social capital | Social sciences (General) | H1-99 | social networking sites
    • jel: jel:A14 | jel:A13 | jel:P | jel:Z1 | jel:P1 | jel:P2 | jel:P0 | jel:P5 | jel:P3 | jel:P4

Theoretical approaches as well as empirical results in the area of social capital accumulation on social networking sites suggest that weak ties/bridging versus strong ties/bonding social capital should be distinguished and that while bonding social capital is connected... View more
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