Flashcards in 3.1 Digital Media & Relationships Deck (37)
What are relationships?
Social ties - connections between people
Granovetter - what can the strength of social ties be measured by?
Amount of time spent together
Level of intimacy
Degree of reciprocity
Granovetter - what type of ties did granovetter say we have?
Weak - acquaintances
Strong - close friends
Granovetter - what type of ties are more important to our social networks and why?
They connect us more e.g. Through social media
Zhao - what type of activities strengthen social ties?
Those directly connecting us to others e.g. Facebook
Zhao - what type of activities weaken social ties?
Solitary activities e.g. Surfing the internet
Kraut - people maintain offline relationships and online ones tend to be what?
Feld - people use social networks to do what?
Evaluate themselves and others by the network of friends they maintain
What was millers study?
Takes from Facebook
Studying the impact of Facebook in Trinidad
Miller - Facebook can be the means by which people do what?
Find and cultivate relationships
Miller - Facebook can also be instrumental in doing what?
Breaking up relationships
Miller - Facebook can bring back what?
The lives of those isolated
Miller - Facebook can challenge people's ideas about what? And create what?
Ideas about privacy
Create social scandal
Miller - some people believe the truth of a person lies more in what?
What you see online compared to face to face
Miller - Facebook is a vehicle for what?
Clayton - what was claytons research?
The twitter effect
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
Clayton - he found negative effects of what?
Twitter use on offline relationships
Clayton - the more active a person on twitter the more likely they were to report what?
Twitter related conflict with their partners
Clayton - what did twitter related conflict include?
Frustrations over the amount of time spent online and conflict over what was being said online
Shaw and Gant - what was their research?
In defence of the internet
Shaw and Gant - they researched the impact of the internet on what?
Shaw and Gant - participants engaged in 5 what?
Anonymous online chat sessions
Shaw and Gant - at 3 intervals participants completed what?
Tests measuring depression, loneliness, self esteem and social support
Shaw and Gant - internet use was found to decrease what?
Loneliness and depression
Shaw and Gant - internet use was found to increase what?
Social support and self esteem
(Positives) digital media provides another opportunity to do what?
Particularly those you wouldn't normally come in contact with
(Positives) what does the immediacy of digital media mean?
People can be contacted instantly
(Positives) how can digital media be a way of breaking down barriers?
Overcome traditional barriers of meeting people e.g. Geographical, shyness or disability