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SPCM4900 Notes 9

SPCM4900 Notes 9 - o Control of message writing and reading...

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3/22/11 Social Support Online - Applied online? o Conveyed through messages? o In the context of relationship? o Created and sustained through interaction? o YES means there is a possibility that we can have social support online - Why do people for online for social support? o Lack of support in FtF contexts o Anonymity o Expertise of online sources o Reduced possibility of being embarrassed
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Unformatted text preview: o Control of message writing and reading o Night and day access Benefits of Online Support Groups Writers-Provision of support-(Self-disclosure) Disclosing concerns through writing Readers-Perception of being supported-Actual reception of support (asking questions and getting answers) Disadvantages-More discussion in health communication in CMC...
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