Growing closer on facebook: changes in tie strength through social network site use

@article{Burke2014GrowingCO,
  title={Growing closer on facebook: changes in tie strength through social network site use},
  author={Moira Burke and Robert E. Kraut},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  year={2014}
}
  • Moira Burke, R. Kraut
  • Published 26 April 2014
  • Psychology
  • Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Scientists debate whether people grow closer to their friends through social networking sites like Facebook, whether those sites displace more meaningful interaction, or whether they simply reflect existing ties. Combining server log analysis and longitudinal surveys of 3,649 Facebook users reporting on relationships with 26,134 friends, we find that communication on the site is associated with changes in reported relationship closeness, over and above effects attributable to their face-to-face… 

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