Interest-oriented versus relationship-oriented social network sites in China

@article{Zhang2010InterestorientedVR,
  title={Interest-oriented versus relationship-oriented social network sites in China},
  author={Weiyu Zhang and Rong Wang},
  journal={First Monday},
  year={2010},
  volume={15}
}
This paper examines interest-oriented vs. relationship-oriented social network sites in China and their different implications for collective action. By utilizing a structural analysis of the design features and a survey of members of the social networks, this paper shows that the way a social network site is designed strongly suggests the formation and maintenance of different types of social ties. The social networks formed among strangers who share common interests imply different types of… CONTINUE READING
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