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Motivations and Usage Patterns on Social Network Sites

  title={Motivations and Usage Patterns on Social Network Sites},
  author={Cora D. Schaefer},
  booktitle={European Conference on Information Systems},
Social network sites count millions of members these days. For a growing number of Internet users, maintaining a profile on a social network site is part of their everyday life today. The debate of the social use of the Internet has focused on the one hand, on whether persons establish new relationships online and, on the other hand, on how persons use the Internet to maintain relationships. Social network sites explicitly aim at supporting people in both aspects. The number of members shows… 

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