GROOMING, GOSSIP, FACEBOOK AND MYSPACE

@article{Tufekci2008GROOMINGGF,
  title={GROOMING, GOSSIP, FACEBOOK AND MYSPACE},
  author={Zeynep Tufekci},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={11},
  pages={544 - 564}
}
  • Zeynep Tufekci
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Computer Science
  • Information, Communication & Society
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