The Benefits of Facebook “Friends:” Social Capital and College Students’ Use of Online Social Network Sites
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...Ellison, Steinfield, and Lampe (2007) suggest that Facebook is used to maintain existing offline relationships or solidify offline connections, as opposed to meeting new people....
...This is one of the chief dimensions that differentiate SNSs from earlier forms of public CMC such as newsgroups (Ellison et al., 2007)....
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...By using SNSs, individuals seek to maintain and increase their social networks (Ellison et al., 2007; Joinson, 2008)....
...A more complete measure of intensity of Facebook use was developed by Ellison, Steinfield, and Lampe (2007), who created a scale to gauge user engagement in Facebook activities based on number of ‘‘friends,’’ amount of time spent on the network on a typical day, and level of agreement with several…...
...For instance, college students with lower levels of life satisfaction could seek to participate in online networks to increase their personal well-being (Ellison et al., 2007)....
...Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication...
...This proposition was empirically tested by Ellison, Steinfield, and Lampe (2007) using survey data from a small sample of undergraduate students in the U.S....
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...A recent survey of college students in the U.S. showed that social networking sites are used for social interaction with offline acquaintances in order to maintain friendships rather than to make new friends (Ellison et al., 2007)....
...Only about 9% of our young adult sample used Facebook to make new friends, a finding consistent with those reported by Ellison et al. (2007) for college students, but which differs from findings with teens, about half of whom use social networking sites to make new friends (Lenhart &Madden, 2007)....
...Previous studies have found that more than 90% of college students use Facebook (Ellison et al., 2007; Wiley & Sisson, 2006)....
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...Again following Ellison et al. (2007) , an amended version of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS; Diener, Suh, & Oishi, 1997;...
...In one of the fewattempts to examine the effect of social network site use on social capital among young people, Ellison et al. (2007) surveyed users of Facebook at a large Midwestern University....
...Our bridging social capital measure was constructed as described by Ellison et al. (2007)....
...In Ellison et al. (2007), a strong association was found between the intensity of Facebook use and a participant's perceived bridging social capital....
...However, with data at only one point in time, it was not possible for Ellison et al. (2007) to establish any time order to the relationships among Facebook use, self-esteem, and social capital....
"The Benefits of Facebook “Friends:”..." refers background or methods in this paper
...In 2006, Facebook was used at over 2,000 United States colleges and was the seventh most popular site on the World Wide Web with respect to total page views (Cassidy, 2006)....
...The site is tightly integrated into the daily media practices of its users: The typical user spends about 20 minutes a day on the site, and two-thirds of users log in at least once a day (Cassidy, 2006; Needham & Company, 2007)....
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