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Effective self-presentation is challenging in the contemporary computer-mediated communication environment due to the abundance of other-provided information. This study compared two approaches, one that focuses on internal factors (the personality approach) and the other environmental factors (the network approach), explaining why individuals engage in(More)
Contemporary social networking sites (SNSs) make idealized self-presentation and image maintenance difficult because users' audiences are becoming more diverse and individual users must negotiate often unanticipated other-provided information in the form of text posts and digital images on their profile pages. This cross-cultural study examines how(More)
Article history: Keywords: Anxiety/uncertainty management theory Social network site Cross-cultural adaptation Uncertainty reduction Local host nationals a b s t r a c t Prior research demonstrates the great potential of social network sites (SNSs) to international students' cross-cultural adaptation, but fails to explain how specific dimensions of SNS use(More)
Providing and seeking social support are important aspects of social exchange. New communication technologies, especially social network sites (SNSs), facilitate the process of support exchange. An increasing number of health organizations are using SNSs. However, how they provide and seek social support via SNSs has yet to garner academic attention. This(More)
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