Work, Friendship, and Media Use for Information Exchange in a Networked Organization

@article{Haythornthwaite1998WorkFA,
  title={Work, Friendship, and Media Use for Information Exchange in a Networked Organization},
  author={Caroline Haythornthwaite and Barry Wellman},
  journal={JASIS},
  year={1998},
  volume={49},
  pages={1101-1114}
}
We use a social network approach to examine how work and friendship ties in a university research group were associated with the kinds of media used for different kinds of information exchange. The use of electronic mail, unscheduled face-to-face encounters, and scheduled face-to-face meetings predominated for the exchange of six kinds of information: Receiving Work, Giving Work, Collaborative Writing, Computer Programming, Sociability, and Major Emotional Support. Few pairs used synchronous… CONTINUE READING

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