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Overall view Goffman: its important for people to know how they encounter one  another, if observing a group being social with encounters, it’s a little more  complex than that, bc once a group of people get together for the same thing that  group transforms themselves. For Goffman, what is the difference between a “social group” and a “focused  interaction”?  Give one example of each. Social group - a special type of organization, whether big or small posses some  general organizational properties; entering and leaving. Focused interaction - occurs when people effectively agree to sustain for a time  single focus of cognitive and visual attention. Board game, conversation. Focused interaction - casual, informal, more focused on people, a bunch of  people taking a smoke break, temporary bonds  def: people in the same place doing the same thing, like staying out of the rain  someone providing the umbrella focused interaction leading to a social group meeting to play basketball at a park then forming a team Social Group - formal, focused on the group,  routine , planned Def; some sort of feeling that is bigger than itself, not just having the feeling of 
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