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CMC and friendship : a strong match or an inferior surrogate?

Liebregt, M. (2009) CMC and friendship : a strong match or an inferior surrogate?

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Abstract:Over the past couple of decades computer networks have been increasingly used for social practices. Especially the past decade has seen a rapid growth in popularity of applications aimed at developing and maintaining social relationships online. The increasing use of computer mediation communication (CMC) for the development and maintenance of social relationships has sparked important, and philosophically interesting, questions around the possibility, nature and value of friendships online. It is however not uncommon that rather hasty conclusions are drawn in relation to such questions. This has inspired the following research question: How can well-informed evaluations of the role of CMC in friendship be developed?
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:08 philosophy
Programme:Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society MSc (60024)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59320
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