Portland State University. Department of Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication
1 online resource (iv, 60 pages)
Online social networks -- Social aspects, Location-based services -- Social aspects, Interpersonal relations, Interpersonal communication
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.
Vo, Jacqueline H., "Check-In Frequency with Friends on Location-Based Social Networks: A Look at Homophily and Relational Closeness" (2015). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2630.