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16-8-2018 12:00 AM

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Older adults social connections tend to become fragmented and decrease as they age. This paper examines the influence that SNSs have on older adults’ social capital. The use of SNSs and its various dimensions are analyzed as to their influence on social capital of older adults. The various dimensions explored in this paper are active use, intensity of use, type of contacts and the message content. The different dimensions vary in influence on social capital with some positively affecting social capital and others have little to no affect.

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Aug 16th, 12:00 AM

Social Networking Site Use on Social Capital of Older Adults

Older adults social connections tend to become fragmented and decrease as they age. This paper examines the influence that SNSs have on older adults’ social capital. The use of SNSs and its various dimensions are analyzed as to their influence on social capital of older adults. The various dimensions explored in this paper are active use, intensity of use, type of contacts and the message content. The different dimensions vary in influence on social capital with some positively affecting social capital and others have little to no affect.