Extending the network: The influence of offline friendship on Twitter network

Youngsoo Kim, Kyungsub Stephen Choi, Felicia Natali

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Abstract

Twitter effectively provides a communication platform that allows users to strengthen or augment relationships with their close ones. It is a common scene to see groups of people in continuing group communication from offline to online using tools such as Twitter. Furthermore, it is also possible to meet new friends via online encounter. Under these circumstances, there would be friends who are both offline and online, or only in online. Many of earlier Twitter network studies focused on the network effects' direction going from online to offline network. This paper explores the opposite direction, going from offline to online network. It investigates the peer's friendly relationship intricacies that emerge when a known friendly offline relationship influences its subsequently established Twitter online relationship. An empirical data set of 2,193 pairs of Twitter user accounts were examined.

Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2016
Event22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems: Surfing the IT Innovation Wave, AMCIS 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2016Aug 14 2016

Conference

Conference22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems: Surfing the IT Innovation Wave, AMCIS 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period08/11/1608/14/16

Keywords

  • And online friendship
  • Networking behavior
  • Offline relationship
  • Social network
  • Twitter

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