[Air-L] Research on multiplex relations and online communities?
shencuihua at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 13:53:51 PST 2009
I am currently doing research on multiplex relations in online
communities and would love to get input from the AoIR group on
relevant research on this topic. Specifically, I am interested in the
1) the categorization of interpersonal relations (e.g,
socioemotional, instrumental, co-workers, friends and family, etc),
particularly in online settings.
2) how social circles (e.g., co-workers and friends) overlap and
coalesce, and how they affect collaborative and psycho-social
3) how new relations emerge and develop in online communities and
provide multiple functions.
Any tip is much appreciated!
Cuihua (Cindy) Shen
Annenberg School for Communication, USC
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