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.
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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||social network sites, bodybuilding, passion, serious leisure|
|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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