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What are relationships?

Social ties - connections between people

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Granovetter - what can the strength of social ties be measured by?

Amount of time spent together
Emotional intensity
Level of intimacy
Degree of reciprocity

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Granovetter - what type of ties did granovetter say we have?

Weak - acquaintances
Strong - close friends

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Granovetter - what type of ties are more important to our social networks and why?

Weak ties
They connect us more e.g. Through social media

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Zhao - what type of activities strengthen social ties?

Those directly connecting us to others e.g. Facebook

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Zhao - what type of activities weaken social ties?

Solitary activities e.g. Surfing the internet

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Kraut - people maintain offline relationships and online ones tend to be what?

Weaker

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Feld - people use social networks to do what?

Evaluate themselves and others by the network of friends they maintain

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What was millers study?

Takes from Facebook
Studying the impact of Facebook in Trinidad

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Miller - Facebook can be the means by which people do what?

Find and cultivate relationships

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Miller - Facebook can also be instrumental in doing what?

Breaking up relationships

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Miller - Facebook can bring back what?

The lives of those isolated

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Miller - Facebook can challenge people's ideas about what? And create what?

Ideas about privacy
Create social scandal

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Miller - some people believe the truth of a person lies more in what?

What you see online compared to face to face

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Miller - Facebook is a vehicle for what?

Business
The church

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Clayton - what was claytons research?

The twitter effect

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Clayton - who did Clayton speak to? And about what?

581 twitter users of all ages
About their level of activity on twitter and any conflict that arose

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Clayton - he found negative effects of what?

Twitter use on offline relationships

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Clayton - the more active a person on twitter the more likely they were to report what?

Twitter related conflict with their partners

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Clayton - what did twitter related conflict include?

Frustrations over the amount of time spent online and conflict over what was being said online

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Shaw and Gant - what was their research?

In defence of the internet

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Shaw and Gant - they researched the impact of the internet on what?

Psychological health

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Shaw and Gant - participants engaged in 5 what?

Anonymous online chat sessions

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Shaw and Gant - at 3 intervals participants completed what?

Tests measuring depression, loneliness, self esteem and social support

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Shaw and Gant - internet use was found to decrease what?

Loneliness and depression

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Shaw and Gant - internet use was found to increase what?

Social support and self esteem

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(Positives) digital media provides another opportunity to do what?

Meet people
Particularly those you wouldn't normally come in contact with

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(Positives) what does the immediacy of digital media mean?

People can be contacted instantly

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(Positives) how can digital media be a way of breaking down barriers?

Overcome traditional barriers of meeting people e.g. Geographical, shyness or disability

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(Positives) digital media allows you to check up on friends and do what?

Maintain communication and communicate on an individual level

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