The computer-mediated communication network: exploring the linkage between the online community and social capital

@article{Lee2010TheCC,
  title={The computer-mediated communication network: exploring the linkage between the online community and social capital},
  author={Junghee Lee and Hyunjoo Lee},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={711-727}
}
This research investigates various factors of social capital, media use and demographics that may have an influence on online community use. Although some have argued that internet use may erode an individual’s social capital, this study found that people who access the internet for online community use tend to have more sociability and higher levels of generalized norm than do online community non-users. When important socio-psychological factors of social capital, such as trust and life… CONTINUE READING
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