[Air-L] How many Friends online = one offline?
wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Sun Oct 16 16:06:01 PDT 2011
Academic riend asks "how many internet friends = one f2f friend". He's
getting grief f2f and naches with his internet relationships.
Reliable answers, anyone? Either ethnographic, quant.
I told him that it is hard to disentangle becuase most online
relationships are also in-person.
But like many of us, he is involved in organizing conferences etc online
with people he rarely sees.
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