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Studying Online Social Networks

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Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication Volume 3, Number 1, ISSN 1083-6101


Argues for the usefulness of a social network approach for the study of computer-mediated communication. Reviews basic concepts of social network analysis, describes how to collect and analyze social network data, and demonstrates where social network data can be used to study computer-mediated communication. Shows the utility of the social network approach for studying computer-mediated communication. (RS)


Garton, L., Haythornthwaite, C. & Wellman, B. (1997). Studying Online Social Networks. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 3(1),. Retrieved November 14, 2019 from .

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