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Title: Encounters on the social web: Everyday life and emotions online
Author: Beneito Montagut, Roser  
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: social web
social media
emotions
interactions
Issue Date: Dec-2015
Publisher: Sociological Perspectives
Citation: Beneito Montagut, R. (2015). Encounters on the Social Web: Everyday life and emotions online. Sociological Perspectives, 58(4), 537-553. doi: 10.1177/0731121415569284
Also see: https://doi.org/10.1177/0731121415569284
Abstract: Encounters also happen online nowadays and, yes, they are still difficult to describe, even though it is sometimes easier to observe them-and obtain data about them- than in the past. The internet is crucially 'shaping the interactions people have with one another' (Johns 2010: 499). With the recent explosion and popularity of Web 2.0 services and the social web, such as Facebook (FB), Twitter, and various other types of social media, internet users now have at their disposal an unprecedented collection of tools to interact with others. These modes of online sociability allow users to pursue social encounters with variable levels of involvement, attention, and activity (Papacharissi and Mendelson 2010). For many of us it is now difficult to imagine our social relationships without access to the internet. The social web plays an important role in relationships among internet users (Boyd 2006), with the expression, management and experience of emotions being key to the maintenance of these relationships.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/109860
ISSN: 0731-1214MIAR
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