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Author Archives: Dr. Jenny Fremlin

What is sense of community?

Psychologist Seymour B. Sarason coined the term and foundational theory for sense of community. He was a man referred to as a “dour optimist.” And that is a fitting label for someone who started out by describing what is now held as one of the most positive aspects of community in terms of loneliness and […]

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Do you pin?

I’ve built a short 7-item survey exploring Pinterest–how you use it and who you connect with by pinning.

If you use Pinterest, I hope you will take this short survey! (SURVEY CLOSED)

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Social Interaction Matters In Online Communities

Rather than being one massive entity, the Internet is actually composed of a variety of media and how we use them influences outcomes. Not only does use of the Internet for information as opposed to entertainment affect interactions and behaviors, there are differences when you look at specific areas within information or entertainment media too. One example can be seen in online gaming research that specifically contrasts social capital outcomes in MMOGs with high- and low-level social interaction.

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