Professor Kevin Lewis | Exploring the Differences between Digital and Face-to-Face Social Networks

May 10, 2023 | behavioural sciences

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Digital communication technologies, such as email, social media and messaging apps, radically changed how humans interact with each other. However, most research on how digital networks emerge and evolve is based on the flawed assumption that online and offline social networks operate very similarly. Professor Kevin Lewis at the University of California, San Diego, recently published a paper that challenges this assumption, by exploring the differences in how online and offline social networks are established and develop over time. Read More

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Summary of the paper, ‘Digital networks: Elements of a theoretical framework,’ in Social Networks,  


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