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Social networks in transnational and virtual communities

Vivian, N. and Sudweeks, F.ORCID: 0000-0003-0237-3671 (2003) Social networks in transnational and virtual communities. In: Informing Science + Information Technology Education Joint Conference, 24-27 June 2003, Pori, Finland

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There has been extensive research on social networks but little is known about why some communities survive and some disintegrate. This paper provides a framework to explain similarities in many types of communities. In particular, a comparison of transnational communities and virtual communities highlights the efficacy of the framework in explaining how strong relationships within communities are dependent on social formation factors such as a sense of identity, social structures and social capital.

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Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: Informing Science Institute
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