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Examining Information Sharing and Relationship Building in Online Social Networks: An Emergent Analytic Framework

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Julia A Hersberger, Associate Professor (Creator)
Kevin Rioux (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Studies of collaborative information use in electronic environments suggest that virtual communities share characteristics with face-to-face communities. The authors expand on an existing model to present an analytic framework for examining online social networks. The framework emphasizes the information sharing behaviors that are critical in building critical relationships in these online communities.

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Publication
Canadian Association for Information Science, 2005 Conference Proceedings
Language: English
Date: 2005
Keywords
Social networks, information sharing, virtual communities