Integrating online and offline community through facebook

Shaoke Zhang, Hao Jiang, John Carroll

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Abstract

This paper presents an interview study of how social network communication media, Facebook specifically, can facilitate and influence proximal communities. We investigated scenarios in which users integrated their online interactions with offline activities. We found that Facebook heightened the visibility of social identities, but that these identities are multifaceted and dynamically modulated by context. We found that Facebook broadly facilitated offline activities from proposing and planning through to report and commenting. We found that people use Facebook features differentially as they maintain strong and weak ties. Finally we discussed how social identities, social engagements, and social ties are mutually reinforcing and cultivating with the affordances of Facebook.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011
Pages569-578
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2011
Event2011 12th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: May 23 2011May 27 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011

Other

Other2011 12th International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period5/23/115/27/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Zhang, S., Jiang, H., & Carroll, J. (2011). Integrating online and offline community through facebook. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011 (pp. 569-578). [5928738] (Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems, CTS 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/CTS.2011.5928738