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The Benefits of Facebook "Friends: " Social Capital and College Students' Use of Online Social Network Sites
Facebook usage was found to interact with measures of psychological well-being, suggesting that it might provide greater benefits for users experiencing low self-esteem and low life satisfaction. Expand
Connection strategies: Social capital implications of Facebook-enabled communication practices
It is found that reporting more ‘actual’ friends on the site is predictive of social capital, but only to a point, and the explanation for these findings may be that the identity information in Facebook serves as a social lubricant, encouraging individuals to convert latent to weak ties and enabling them to broadcast requests for support or information. Expand
Social capital, self-esteem, and use of online social network sites: A longitudinal analysis
Alongitudinalanalysisofpaneldatafromusersofapopularonlinesocialnetworksite,Facebook, investigated the relationship between intensity of Facebook use, measures of psychological well-being, andExpand
Enterprise Social Media: Definition, History, and Prospects for the Study of Social Technologies in Organizations
A definition of enterprise social media is offered and a rough historical account of the various avenues through which these technologies have entered and continue to enter the workplace is provided. Expand
A face(book) in the crowd: social Searching vs. social browsing
It is suggested that users are largely employing Facebook to learn more about people they meet offline, and are less likely to use the site to initiate new connections. Expand
A familiar face(book): profile elements as signals in an online social network
A theoretical framework is described that draws on aspects of signaling theory, common ground theory, and transaction costs theory to generate an understanding of why certain profile fields may be more predictive of friendship articulation on the site. Expand
Intermediaries and Cybermediaries: A Continuing Role for Mediating Players in the Electronic Marketplace
It is suggested that not only is it likely that widely available information infrastructures will reinforce the position of traditional intermediaries, but that networks will also promote the growth of a new generation of intermediaries. Expand
A Social Information Processing Model of Media Use in Organizations
This article presents a model of how social influence processes affect individuals' attitudes toward communication media and media use behavior. The model integrates two areas of research. One bodyExpand