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.
|Advisor:||Robinson, Jeffrey D.|
|Commitee:||Coleman, Cynthia-Lou, Shaker, Lee|
|School:||Portland State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Oregon|
|Source:||MAI 55/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Homophily, Location-based social network, Relational closeness|
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