Making friends in cyberspace

Malcolm R. Parks, Kory Floyd

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

205 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The importance of computer-mediated communication (CMC) for comparing the group that communicates face-to-face (FtF) in cyberspace is discussed. In online relationship, network convergence would imply not only that participants were introduced one another's online contacts, but also to people in their real-life social network. The growth of CMC poses new challenges for understanding of social relationships both in cyberspace and in general. The goal of such understanding is to provide an empirical reference point for evaluating conflicting visions of social life in cyberspace by exploring the prevalence and development of personal relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication
Volume1
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Making friends in cyberspace. / Parks, Malcolm R.; Floyd, Kory.

In: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Vol. 1, No. 4, 03.1996.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Parks, MR & Floyd, K 1996, 'Making friends in cyberspace', Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, vol. 1, no. 4.
Parks, Malcolm R. ; Floyd, Kory. / Making friends in cyberspace. In: Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. 1996 ; Vol. 1, No. 4.
@article{f5dc8d83e021424fa8a26944c37e27b2,
title = "Making friends in cyberspace",
abstract = "The importance of computer-mediated communication (CMC) for comparing the group that communicates face-to-face (FtF) in cyberspace is discussed. In online relationship, network convergence would imply not only that participants were introduced one another's online contacts, but also to people in their real-life social network. The growth of CMC poses new challenges for understanding of social relationships both in cyberspace and in general. The goal of such understanding is to provide an empirical reference point for evaluating conflicting visions of social life in cyberspace by exploring the prevalence and development of personal relationships.",
author = "Parks, {Malcolm R.} and Kory Floyd",
year = "1996",
month = "3",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "1",
journal = "Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication",
issn = "1083-6101",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Making friends in cyberspace

AU - Parks, Malcolm R.

AU - Floyd, Kory

PY - 1996/3

Y1 - 1996/3

N2 - The importance of computer-mediated communication (CMC) for comparing the group that communicates face-to-face (FtF) in cyberspace is discussed. In online relationship, network convergence would imply not only that participants were introduced one another's online contacts, but also to people in their real-life social network. The growth of CMC poses new challenges for understanding of social relationships both in cyberspace and in general. The goal of such understanding is to provide an empirical reference point for evaluating conflicting visions of social life in cyberspace by exploring the prevalence and development of personal relationships.

AB - The importance of computer-mediated communication (CMC) for comparing the group that communicates face-to-face (FtF) in cyberspace is discussed. In online relationship, network convergence would imply not only that participants were introduced one another's online contacts, but also to people in their real-life social network. The growth of CMC poses new challenges for understanding of social relationships both in cyberspace and in general. The goal of such understanding is to provide an empirical reference point for evaluating conflicting visions of social life in cyberspace by exploring the prevalence and development of personal relationships.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0002002934&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0002002934&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

VL - 1

JO - Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

JF - Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication

SN - 1083-6101

IS - 4

ER -