LECTURE 3- 09/14/17

Key Terms

-Attributues: capacities of social media forms that allow interactivity (social, technical, textual)

-Media richness theory: a framework used to describe a communication medium’s ability to reproduce the information sent over it

Attributes of social media


-Interactivity (socia, technical, textual)

-Temporal structure

-Social cues


-Social presence


-Temporal structure

-Media Richness



-Replicability (copied)


-Mobility (portable)

Temporal structure

-Synchronous: co-exist, both people iteracting at the same time

-Asynchronous: posting something, seeing answers/comments hours/days later

Internet: The network of networks

How can we study the impact of the Internet: sociologically, technologically, rhetorically


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