Investigating social network patterns within an empathic online community for older people

@article{Pfeil2009InvestigatingSN,
  title={Investigating social network patterns within an empathic online community for older people},
  author={Ulrike Pfeil and Panayiotis Zaphiris},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={1139-1155}
}
In this paper, we study the social network structure of an online discussion board within SeniorNet, an empathic online community for older people. We apply Social Network Analysis (SNA) to analyse the communication patterns and relationships between members of the discussion board. In addition to looking at the structure of the exchanged messages within… CONTINUE READING