ERIC Number: EJ813567
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Colleges and Universities Want to Be Your Friend: Communicating via Online Social Networking
Wandel, Tamara L.
Planning for Higher Education, v37 n1 p35-48 2008
This article presents a compilation of data regarding the role of online social networks within campus communities, specifically for nonacademic purposes. Both qualitative and quantitative data methodologies are used to provide a unique perspective on a constantly evolving topic. Interviews of students and administrators allow for candid discussion, while primary and secondary data offer an understanding of current use and trends within the realm of online social networking. Theories of self-esteem and interpersonal communication are integrated throughout the article.
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Social Networks, Colleges, Universities, Higher Education, Interviews, Self Esteem, Web Sites
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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