publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

The Effects of Day-to-Day Interaction via Social Network Sites on Interpersonal Relationships

Houghton, David J;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2012
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The current research identifies the impact of sharing day-to-day information in<br/>social network sites (SNS) on the relationships we hold within and outside of them. Stemming from the literature on self-disclosure, uncertainty reduction, personal relationships, privacy and computer-mediated communication (CMC), a concurrent triangulation research strategy is adopted to identify the patterns of relationship development and interaction in SNS. Using a mixed methods approach, five studies were conducted to determine how young adults interact via SNS. Empirical findings suggest SNS users are driven by the need to reduce uncertainty and gather information about the...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDSOCIETY
free text keywords: self-disclosure, uncertainty, liking, social network sites, relationships
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