18. Social Networks 2.0

  1. Mia Consalvo2 and
  2. Charles Ess3
  1. Nancy K. Baym

Published Online: 27 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314861.ch18

The Handbook of Internet Studies

The Handbook of Internet Studies

How to Cite

Baym, N. K. (2011) Social Networks 2.0, in The Handbook of Internet Studies (eds M. Consalvo and C. Ess), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314861.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Ohio University, USA

  2. 3

    Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Kansas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185882

Online ISBN: 9781444314861

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Keywords:

  • Social Networks 2.0;
  • “Web 2.0,” representing - a new era of online communication;
  • MySpace, launching national and regional efforts - legislating online interaction;
  • social network sites, and concept - middle ground, individuals and communities;
  • Boyd and Ellison's “social network site” - rather than “social networking site”;
  • SNSs, built around individual profiles;
  • audience and privacy - concern tied to SNSs, being privacy;
  • identity construction in SNSs - distinguished from other forms of online communication;
  • consequence of maintaining - and building relationships through SNSs;
  • potential for data-tracking - by those running sites and search providers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Social Network Sites

  • Identity

  • Relationships

  • Community

  • Missing Topics

  • References