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Check-In Frequency with Friends on Location-Based Social Networks: A Look at Homophily and Relational Closeness
by Vo, Jacqueline H., M.S., Portland State University, 2015, 66; 1605887
Abstract (Summary)

This study examines factors associated with the frequency with which users of location-based social networks (LBSNs) “check-in” with their “friends”. In addition to a variety of control factors (i.e., sex homophily, race homophily, geographic proximity, length of friendship, and “friendship” type, including non-romantic friend, romantic partner, and family), the central factors of interest were users’ background and attitude homophily with, and relational closeness to, their “friends”. Results demonstrate that relational closeness and “friendship” type (i.e., romantic partner) were significantly, positively associated with “check-in” frequency.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Robinson, Jeffrey D.
Commitee: Coleman, Cynthia-Lou, Shaker, Lee
School: Portland State University
Department: Communication
School Location: United States -- Oregon
Source: MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Marketing, Communication
Keywords: Homophily, Location-based social network, Relational closeness
Publication Number: 1605887
ISBN: 978-1-339-34690-8
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