- Friends, Connections, and Social Norms of Privacy. Do Social Network Sites Change Our Conception of Friendship?
- Volume | Issue number
- 2013 | 2
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
Technological changes have always had an influence on human relationships in general, as well as more particularly on social norms of privacy - think only of Georg Simmel's observations on changing norms of privacy after the invention of the metropolitan subway and its influence on our behaviour while sitting squeezed in the trains. The question I want to raise in the following is concerned with transformations of one specific form of relationships on the basis of one specific form of changing communication technologies: friendships, and Social Network Sites.
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