Seeking and Sharing: Motivations for Linking on Twitter

@article{Holton2014SeekingAS,
  title={Seeking and Sharing: Motivations for Linking on Twitter},
  author={Avery E. Holton and Kanghui Baek and Mark Coddington and Carolyn Yaschur},
  journal={Communication Research Reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={31},
  pages={33 - 40}
}
Hyperlinks are connective devices that allow users to direct each other in digital spaces while also demonstrating their own interests in specific types of content. Communication scholars have analyzed motivations for the use of social network sites (SNSs) at a broad level, opening up questions about the impetus for sharing hyperlinks in these spaces. In particular, scholars have focused on Twitter as an important platform for news and information sharing and community building, exploring a… 
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