Friendship maintenance in the digital age: Applying a relational lens to online social interaction
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HCI research has explored mobile technologies to support social activity and to support greater feelings of connectedness. Much of this has focused on different mobile devices, individual preferences and modes of use. Yet social activity and connectedness are about ongoing enactments of relationships across technologies. We propose the relational lens as a way to include a notion of relational tension in addition to individual preferences in the design and analysis of mobile communication technologies. We discuss three strategies people use to manage tensions in their relationships: selection, segmentation and integration. Our data show that use of social technologies can at times destabilize social relations and occasion relational tensions, forcing users to renegotiate how they enact these relationships.
|Title of host publication||CSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery, Inc|
|Publication date||28 Feb 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 28 Feb 2015|
|Event||18th ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015 - BC, Canada|
Duration: 14 Mar 2015 → 18 Mar 2015
|Conference||18th ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2015|
|Periode||14/03/2015 → 18/03/2015|
|Sponsor||ACM SIGCHI, et al., Facebook, GRAND, Microsoft Research, National Science Foundation (NSF)|
|Series||CSCW 2015 - Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing|
This research was funded by Nokia Research and NSF grant IIS-0917401.
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- information sharing., mobile communication, personal relationships, Social network sites