Facebook and MySpace: Complement or Substitute for Face-to-Face Interaction?

  title={Facebook and MySpace: Complement or Substitute for Face-to-Face Interaction?},
  author={Carlyne L. Kujath},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  volume={14 1-2},
Previous studies have claimed that social-networking sites are used as a substitute for face-to-face interaction, resulting in deteriorating relationship quality and decreased intimacy among its users. The present study hypothesized that this type of communication is not a substitute for face-to-face interaction; rather, that it is an extension of communication with face-to-face partners. A survey was administered to examine the use of Facebook and MySpace in this regard among 183 college… CONTINUE READING
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