Date Thesis Awarded

4-2009

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Government

Advisor

Ronald Rapoport

Committee Member

Joel D. Schwartz

Committee Member

Robert B. Archibald

Abstract

This study argues that Facebook only generates bridging social capital through driving people to offline events. Other indicators on Facebook such as Facebook friends or Facebook group membership do not appear associated with social capital. Beyond that, political positions posted on Facebook appear to be reasonably accurate but influenced by what the user's Facebook friends have on their profiles.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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