Publication details [#58154]

Tian, Qing. 2013. Social Anxiety, Motivation, Self-Disclosure, and Computer-Mediated Friendship: A Path Analysis of the Social Interaction in the Blogosphere. Communication Research 40 (2) : 237–260.
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SAGE Publications


This paper examines the process of individuals’ social interaction with old and new blogosphere friends. It focuses on the direct connection between social anxiety and online friendships, and on the moderating impact of motivation and self-disclosure.