Online Social Capital: Recent Trends in Research
Current Opinion in Psychology
Research examining online social capital has grown since the introduction of information communication technologies (ICTs) into our everyday lives. This paper discusses recent trends in the research that examines how people are using ICTs to accumulate, increase, and utilize their offline and online social capital resources. These trends include the blurring gap between offline and online social capital, examining the use of new platforms to obtain online social capital, increased specificity concerning the types of online social capital that can be sought, how taking advantage of online social capital resources affects personal well-being, and how researchers are moving beyond the college-aged population in their online social capital studies.
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Spottswood, E., & Wohn, D. Y. (2020). Online Social Capital: Recent Trends in Research. Current Opinion in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.COPSYC.2020.07.031