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Enabling community through social media

OPEN Journal of medical Internet research | 2 Nov 2013

A Gruzd and C Haythornthwaite
Abstract
Social network analysis provides a perspective and method for inquiring into the structures that comprise online groups and communities. Traces from interaction via social media provide the opportunity for understanding how a community is formed and maintained online.
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Social network aggregation, Network science, Community building, Network theory, Complex network, Virtual community, Social network, Sociology
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