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Title: Investigating Facebook walls: A quantitative approach to online community building
Authors: Vicari, Stefania
First Published: Sep-2011
Presented at: Convegno Internazionale "RiQGioS-2011", Università “Kore” di Enna, 1-2-3 settembre 2011.
Publisher: Social Books
Citation: Ricerca qualitativa e giovani studiosi, 2011 / ed. Klaus Krippendorff and Gevisa La Rocca pp. 146-156 (10).
Abstract: From different perspectives, Social Network Sites (SNS) have become a contemporary subject of sociological investigation. In particular, online networking has proved to be relevant to the study of new forms of civic engagement and social mobilization. But how can we investigate SNS interaction as a source of interpretative processes within the public sphere? Can Facebook discussion groups emerged in the local community bolster the emergence of virtual local public spheres? By focusing on a small sample of politically-oriented Facebook groups, this paper aims to show how a Computer-Mediated Discourse Analysis - enriched with a Social Network Analysis - of wall-messaging allows one to approach the possible emergence of a virtual local public sphere.
ISBN: 9788895279183
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Publisher Version
Type: Conference Paper
Rights: © 2011 by Social Books - 95, via Sammartino, 90141 Palermo.
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Appears in Collections:Conference Papers & Presentations, Dept. of Media and Communication

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