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Determinants of consumer engagement in electronic word-of-mouth (eWOM) in social networking sites

Shu-Chuan Chu, Yoojung Kim
2011 International Journal of Advertising  
Given the social and communal characteristics of social networking sites (SNSs) such as Facebook, MySpace and Friendster, this study examines how social relationship factors relate to eWOM transmitted  ...  As more and more marketers incorporate social media as an integral part of the promotional mix, rigorous investigation of the determinants that impact consumers' engagement in eWOM via social networks  ...  Tie strength using a network analysis framework, Brown and Reingen's (1987) foundational study examined tie activation in social networks and demonstrated the impact of social tie strength on WOM propagation  ... 
doi:10.2501/ija-30-1-047-075 fatcat:v7ci35ob7zhwpgjye4zhbddgpq

Specialization, homophily, and gender in a social curation site

Shuo Chang, Vikas Kumar, Eric Gilbert, Loren G. Terveen
2014 Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing - CSCW '14  
Pinterest is a popular social curation site where people collect, organize, and share pictures of items.  ...  We organized our studies around two key factors: the extent to which users specialize in particular topics, and homophily among users.  ...  Most relevant to our concerns is work that: (i) examines the types of behaviors that attract attention and an audience, and (ii) studies of the role of gender in social network sites.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2531602.2531660 dblp:conf/cscw/ChangKGT14 fatcat:qozko6dte5btjkt4qioe4r74a4

Who needs trust when you know everything? Dealing with information abundance on a consumer-review Web site

Andrew Michael Duffy
2016 First Monday  
This study uses a survey to investigate the role of trust in the traveller review site TripAdvisor.  ...  This study also placed perceived homophily at the heart of OURS, putting the social at the forefront of social media.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v21i7.6313 fatcat:5vmir77tcnbhff3hxedrmxb7ca

Social Network Site Usage and Personal Relations of Migrants

Elena Damian, Erik Van Ingen
2014 Societies  
In this study, we examine the relation between social network site (SNS) usage and the personal networks of immigrants, using a unique dataset composed of a representative sample of immigrants living in  ...  as the quality of social relations.  ...  Acknowledgments Erik van Ingen would like to acknowledge the support of The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO; Grant 451-12-019).  ... 
doi:10.3390/soc4040640 fatcat:apbc35ffpjbjfltxssyif4dut4

Social Capital on Social Networking Sites: A Social Network Perspective

Natalia Sánchez-Arrieta, Rafael A. González, Antonio Cañabate, Ferran Sabate
2021 Sustainability  
Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to identify in the literature what metrics researchers use to measure social capital on social networking sites from a social network perspective.  ...  Thus, this contribution offers a theoretical description of the key elements for measuring social capital in social networking sites, which may be useful in subsequent studies.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13095147 doaj:e0c48b00b2c945c3a2bf5616ff8b0810 fatcat:bzegzkjwrrb3phhkjotux2wsii

Understanding Formulation of Social Capital in Online Social Network Sites (SNS) [article]

S. S. Phulari, S. D. Khamitkar, N. K. Deshmukh, P. U. Bhalchandra, S. N. Lokhande, A. R. Shinde
2010 arXiv   pre-print
This study examines the formation and maintenance of social capital in social network sites.  ...  Online communities are the gatherings of like-minded people, brought together in cyberspace by shared interests.  ...  This study is important today in order to find out behavior pattern of users connected via social networks. This helps us to predict the dynamics of the network system also.  ... 
arXiv:1002.1201v1 fatcat:lugh7gmmard5dfkt3zjfn34qam

Cultivating Social Resources on Social Network Sites: Facebook Relationship Maintenance Behaviors and Their Role in Social Capital Processes

Nicole B. Ellison, Jessica Vitak, Rebecca Gray, Cliff Lampe
2014 Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication  
Drawing upon scholarship on social capital and relationship maintenance, we discuss the role of social grooming and attention-signaling activities in shaping perceived access to resources in one's network  ...  We explore the role of a specific set of Facebook behaviors that support relationship maintenance and assess the extent to which demographic variables, time on site, total and "actual" Facebook Friends  ...  For example, Burke et al. (2011) collected server-level data to examine the role of three behaviors in predicting bridging social capital: passive consumption of information through the News Feed, broadcasting  ... 
doi:10.1111/jcc4.12078 fatcat:4yi5azxmardsnakl6ma2xqj46y

Pathways from education to fertility decline: a multi-site comparative study

Kristin Snopkowski, Mary C. Towner, Mary K. Shenk, Heidi Colleran
2016 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences  
We would like to thank all the women who took part in the studies as well as our local field assistants.  ...  the study.  ...  In all three sites, friends' fertility has a similar or larger effect size than sibling fertility, suggesting that social networks play an important role in fertility transition.  ... 
doi:10.1098/rstb.2015.0156 pmid:27022083 pmcid:PMC4822436 fatcat:hi5755r5ebbrvihib7ysh3ej6y

Social Networking Sites and Internet Addiction among Adult Internet Users in Greece

2020 International journal of economics and statistics  
In recent years Social Networking Sites (SNSs) have provided many and significant benefits to users.  ...  The present study investigates the phenomenon of Internet addiction in adult Greek users of Social Networking Sites, to determine the prevalence of IA among SNS users, and investigates the correlation  ...  and the role of social networking sites in it.  ... 
doi:10.46300/9103.2020.8.6 fatcat:3r5v6dzltrgado53ry7n2r7z7i

The Use of Social Networking Sites for Public Health Practice and Research: A Systematic Review

Daniel Capurro, Kate Cole, Maria I Echavarría, Jonathan Joe, Tina Neogi, Anne M Turner
2014 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Social networking sites (SNSs) have the potential to increase the reach and efficiency of essential public health services, such as surveillance, research, and communication.  ...  In all, 58 articles were in the domain of public health research and 15 were in public health practice. Only 1 study was conducted in a low-income country.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) for providing initial support for Kate Cole and Anne Turner to investigate the role of SNSs in public  ... 
doi:10.2196/jmir.2679 pmid:24642014 pmcid:PMC3971364 fatcat:jqvfo6mhtzakrpg5iyq36yr6pi

Does Your Facebook Profile Help You or Harm You? Examining the Effect of Information Seeking Strategies on Relational Outcomes in Social Networking Sites

Aditi Paul, Kelly Morrison
2017 Journal of Communication Technology and Human Behaviors  
The contradictory role of Facebook profiles on the three relational outcome variables is discussed in the context of uncertainty reduction theory (Berger & Calabrese, 1975) , social penetration theory  ...  Social networking sites (SNS) are becoming popular platforms for initiating relationships with unknown others, and not just for maintaining online ties with existing friends and family.  ...  These social networking sites (SNS) have made the use of active and passive URS as convenient as using interactive URS during initial interactions between strangers.  ... 
doi:10.7726/jcthb.2017.1001 fatcat:7oluu42lafcuzg554kqpzllzie

The Best of Both Worlds? Online Ties and the Alternating Use of Social Network Sites in the Context of Migration

Jens Binder, Alistair Sutcliffe
2014 Societies  
Alternating SNS use avoids some of the problems associated with large networks located on one site; in particular the management of different social or cultural spheres.  ...  In both studies, alternating SNS use added to the prediction of online network size and accounted for differences in network size found for migrant and non-migrant users.  ...  Author Contributions Authors contributed in equal parts to this work, with the first author leading on the data analysis. Conflicts of Interest The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/soc4040753 fatcat:yqhm53x4hncuboyubqkdvmbz7q

Determining a Discrete Set of Site-Constrained Privacy Options for Users in Social Networks Through Stackelberg Games [chapter]

Sarah Rajtmajer, Christopher Griffin, Anna Squicciarini
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We allow the site to play the role of the leader in a Stackelberg competition and provide a quantitative strategy by which a site can optimally determine a minimal bound on the shared information required  ...  Online Social Networks (SNs) thrive on shared content which attracts and engages users, and in turn begets more shared content.  ...  These works identified an important gap in the current state of the art for users' privacy artifacts for social computing sites: users' privacy in online environments is not simply an access control problem  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25594-1_12 fatcat:k3rfi3ugprebzhaipesv7oj7nq

Homophily, group size, and the diffusion of political information in social networks: Evidence from Twitter

Yosh Halberstam, Brian Knight
2016 Journal of Public Economics  
A B S T R A C T We investigate the role of homophily -a tendency to interact with similar individuals-in the diffusion of political information in social networks.  ...  We develop a model predicting disproportionate exposure to likeminded information and that larger groups have more connections and are exposed to more information.  ...  Network structure We first define the network and examine the role of homophily in terms of interactions.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jpubeco.2016.08.011 fatcat:dfgzdhgvszg6hlknmgk4zfxnfy

When are Social Network Sites Connections with Coworkers Beneficial? The Roles of Age Difference and Preferences for Segmentation between Work and Life

Ariane Ollier-Malaterre, Corresponding author, Université du Québec A Montréal, Canada, Annie Foucreault, Université du Québec A Montréal, Canada
2021 Journal of the AIS  
Individuals are increasingly connected with their coworkers on personal and professional social network sites (SNS) (e.g., Facebook), with consequences for workplace relationships.  ...  We discuss the theoretical and practical implications of this study and propose an agenda for future research.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. We thank Cassy Pelletier for collecting the data.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00699 fatcat:qfdos2fbczerzm7ana5sfrx7ue
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