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What makes online ties sustainable? : a Research Design Proposal to Analyze Online Social Networks

What makes online ties sustainable? : a Research Design Proposal to Analyze Online Social Networks

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MERGEL, Ines, Thomas LANGENBERG, 2006. What makes online ties sustainable? : a Research Design Proposal to Analyze Online Social Networks

@techreport{Mergel2006makes-36103, series={PNG Working paper}, title={What makes online ties sustainable? : a Research Design Proposal to Analyze Online Social Networks}, year={2006}, number={PNG06-002}, author={Mergel, Ines and Langenberg, Thomas} }

Mergel, Ines Langenberg, Thomas 2016-11-25T14:56:03Z 2016-11-25T14:56:03Z What makes online ties sustainable? : a Research Design Proposal to Analyze Online Social Networks 2006 Recently, the Pew Internet & American Life Project published a study about the number of social relations people maintain online and the omnipresent question was raised again: are actual face-to-face contacts declining over time and are they replaced by online social interactions. Our virtual life is scattered in online profiles across sites such as openBC.com, Friendster.com, Match.com or MySpace.com. There are currently more than 400 different online social networking sites – with new sites popping up every day. Building on existing factors of persistence and sustainability of network ties in general, we address the key research questions: Which factors lead to the creation, maintenance, decay and reconnection of online network ties? Our research draws on prominent issues in the social network literature, which address the gap between research on offline and online social networks. We examine individual, dyadic, structural and content-related characteristics to understand how and why actors in different phases of their life cycle turn to online ties. Within the presented research framework, we derive propositions and develop a research design to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative network data. The overall goal is to develop recommendations on how online social networks can become sustainable over time, and we develop questions and avenues for further research. Mergel, Ines eng Langenberg, Thomas

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