Beyond the power of networks: Differentiating network structure from social media affordances for perceived social support

@article{Lu2017BeyondTP,
  title={Beyond the power of networks: Differentiating network structure from social media affordances for perceived social support},
  author={Weixu Lu and Keith N. Hampton},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  year={2017},
  volume={19},
  pages={861-879}
}
Existing research suggests that social media use is associated with higher levels of social capital – the resources contained within a person’s network of friends, family, and other acquaintances. However, in predicting access to these resources, it has been impossible to distinguish the affordances of social media from the underlying advantage of… CONTINUE READING