Being online, living offline: The influence of social ties over the appropriation of social network sites

Ploderer, Bernd, Howard, Steve, & Thomas, Peter (2008) Being online, living offline: The influence of social ties over the appropriation of social network sites. In ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2008), 8-12 November 2008, San Diego, CA.

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Research on social network sites has examined how people integrate offline and online life, but with a particular emphasis on their use by friendship groups. We extend earlier work by examining a case in which offline ties are non-existent, but online ties strong. Our case is a study of bodybuilders, who explore their passion with like-minded offline 'strangers' in tightly integrated online communities. We show that the integration of offline and online life supports passion-centric activities, such as bodybuilding.

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ID Code: 93534
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: social network sites, bodybuilding, passion, serious leisure
DOI: 10.1145/1460563.1460618
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 08 Mar 2016 23:38
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 03:16

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