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Title Internet and non-internet sub-networks of intensive Internet users
Year 2003
Access date 10.05.2004
Abstract The impact of Internet on everyday life is studied thoroughly by researchers in various fields. Most discussions are oriented towards effects of Internet on community life and social relationships. Within a national Web survey of Internet users in Slovenia (RIS - Research on Internet in Slovenia,, conducted at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana) ego-centered networks of intensive Internet users were assessed. Randomly split respondents received a name generator for one type of social support: material, informational, emotional support or social companionship. Each respondent received a set of alters interpreters for each alter they named. Data collection was performed from June to September 2001. Data collected in this way allow us to estimate the size and structure of ego-centered networks of intensive Internet users. Analysis shows that composition and structure of sub-networks vary with respect to usage of Internet as means of
communication with alters. Respondents communicate to 23% of alters in general. These alters are mostly friends, known less years, younger, and geographically more distant. Differences across different types of social support were not significant.
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Year of publication2003
Bibliographic typeConferences, workshops, tutorials, presentations