Technological Influences on Social Ties Across the Lifespan

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rebecca G. Adams, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Keeping in contact with our friends and family members, which is vital for relationship maintenance, has never been easier. We can telephone, text, e-mail, instant message, comment on their Facebook wall or blog, and so forth. We know who is calling us and we can monitor the locations of those with whom we have network ties and their activities based upon their status updates on social networking sites (SNSs) and Twitter. The range of ways that we can communicate and maintain contact with our social ties has never been greater.

Additional Information

In K.L. Fingerman, C. Berg, J. Smith, & T. Antonucci, Handbook of Lifespan Development. Springer.
Language: English
Date: 2011
information and communication technologies (ICTs), technology, aging, friendship, social connections

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