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Virtual Socializing: Its Motives and Spread

Rajasekharan Pillai, Thoranath Rahul, Beena Babu Peringat, Sindhya Thilakarajan and Neethu Janardhanan

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Abstract: Virtual communities constitute an important attribute through which social dialogues are mediated. The emergence of online communities is the outcome of the prevalence of web based technologies. In the world of inter and intra connectedness individuals have the prerogative to get connected to the community of their choice. The present study examines the magnitude and motivations of online social networking through field survey method.

Keywords: virtual socializing; online communities; social networking; virtual platforms; virtual communities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D71 P36 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011-02
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cis, nep-ict, nep-mkt and nep-soc
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