Will you be my Facebook friend?

  • Haspels M
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Abstract

Facebook, an online social networking site, is a popular way for college students to maintain ties. However, does the fact that students are spending more and more time on their computers "facebooking" one another affect face to face communication, specifically on small, residential college campuses where the concept of an intimate community is often used in recruiting? This paper provides initial insight into the topic through focus group research at a small, residential, Midwestern college. ..PAT.-Unpublished Manuscript [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Conference Papers -- National Communication Association is the property of National Communication Association and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

Author-supplied keywords

  • EQUALITY
  • Facebook
  • HUMAN rights
  • PUBLIC interest
  • PUBLIC welfare
  • SOCIAL justice
  • SOCIAL movements
  • SOCIAL policy
  • SOCIAL service
  • face-to-face communication
  • online social networking
  • residential colleges

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  • Melanie Haspels

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