Accumulating social capital in an online urban network: The effects of user behaviors
Высшая школа экономики , 2018. No. 83/SOC/2018.
Social capital is often accumulated not only in ego-networks, but in larger communities. However, these communities, although seemingly visible through social media, are still underresearched. In this work, we examine аn online friendship network spanning over an entire middle-size city amounting to 194,601 users of VK social network site. We find that the share of user’s in-city friends contributes to his/her brokerage and information influence abilities. More importantly, the number of user’s online groups - that is, user’s access to diverse or disconnected communities - is positively related with his/her bridging capital, and negatively with the bonding capital. Finally, our research questions the validity of some of the existing social capital measures. Highlights All-city network represents a mixture of small-world and scale-free graph models Longer SNS use gives a cumulative advantage for making additional friendship ties Participation in more SNS groups increases a user's online bridging social capital The number of likes on a user’s wall is positively associated with online bridging The share of local friends among all user’s VK friends increases online bridging
Do digital technologies matter? How hyperlocal media is re-configuring the media landscape of a Russian province
, Journalism 2021 Vol. 22 No. 12 P. 2955-2970
The increase of internet penetration across Russia has reduced entry barriers for individuals and companies who want to report locally. New digital technologies have given rise to many semi-professional local media projects, so-called ‘hyperlocal media’ (Metzgar et al., 2011; Tenor, 2018), created on various online platforms and social networking sites. Websites, blogs, and social media ...
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, , Социологическое обозрение 2017 Т. 16 № 3 С. 366-394
Internet Studies is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field of fundamental and applied research that integrate different research disciplines with a common object, that is the Internet. This review article gives a definition and a brief description of the structure of Internet Studies as part of the social sciences and introduces research agenda of this field, ...
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, Мониторинг общественного мнения: Экономические и социальные перемены 2020 № 5 С. 204-221
The article analyzes structural features of communication in sociological online communities. The author considers communicative activity, social composition and rules of interaction between the members of the largest Russian sociological online community used as an ethnographic case study. The study design combines quantitative and qualitative methods: content analysis, network analysis and online observation. The findings ...
Added: October 26, 2020
When Internet Really Connects Across Space: Communities of Software Developers in Vkontakte Social Networking Site, International Journal of Web Based Communities
, , , Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2017 Vol. 10540 P. 431-442
Following the discussion on the role of Internet in the formation of ties across space, this paper seeks to supplement recent findings on prevalence of location-dependent preferential attachment online. We look at networks of online communities specifically aimed at development of location-independent ties. The paper focuses on the 25 largest communities of software developers in ...
Added: October 19, 2016
, , , Cross Cultural and Strategic Management 2019 Vol. 26 No. 1 P. 67-92
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore the psychological adjustment process of expatriates from Chinese multinational enterprises, including how their social capital affects this process. Design/methodology/approach This qualitative investigation was based on semi-structured, in-depth interviews with 26 Chinese expatriates. The grounded theory method was applied to guide the data collection and analysis. Findings The psychological adjustment process of ...
Added: February 17, 2019
, , , / Высшая школа экономики. Series SOC "Sociology". 2018.
This study provides new evidence on the impact of historic household formation patterns on present day levels of social capital (SC). We distinguish effects on bonding and bridging social capital, of which only the latter is beneficial for a society as a whole. Our results challenge the view that large household size in the past ...
Added: December 10, 2018
, , Economics and Human Biology 2015 Vol. 17 P. 129-142
This paper presents the first empirical assessment of the causal relationship between social capital and health in Italy. The analysis draws on the 2000 wave of the Multipurpose Survey on Household conducted by the Italian Institute of Statistics on a representative sample of the population (n = 46,868). Our measure of social capital is the frequency of ...
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In Search of Lost Profiles: The Reliability of VKontakte Data and Its Importance for Educational Research
, , , Educational studies 2016 No. 4 P. 106-122
The potential of VKontakte as a data source is now acknowledged in educational research, but little is known about the reliability of data obtained from this social network and about its sampling bias. Our article investigates the reliability of VK data, using the examples of a secondary school (766 students) and a university (15,757 students). ...
Added: April 17, 2017
, , , Социальная психология и общество 2019 Т. 10 № 2 С. 127-145
The aim of this article is to consider the consolidation of social capital in two Russian state organizations under the context of different generational cohorts, namely, Baby Boomers, Generation X and Y, and the features of their organizational behavior. Consolidation of social capital is based on the integrated semantic area that could include the estimation ...
Added: June 26, 2019
, , Социологические исследования 2016 № 9 С. 59-65
Through the last 25 years of Post-Soviet development and the rise of economic inequality, Russian school system became highly stratified, and numerous studies have demonstrated that so called 'elite' schools (i.e. schools with advanced curriculum -- gymnasiums, lyceums, specialized schools) are very different from schools with standard curriculum. The differences pertain to socio-economic status of ...
Added: June 15, 2016
Post-socialist agricultural cooperatives in Russia: a case study of top-down cooperatives in the Belgorod region
, , Post-Communist Economies 2017 Vol. 29 No. 2 P. 158-181
Through a study of agricultural service cooperatives in Russia’s Belgorod region, this article addresses two gaps in the literature: first, the dearth of empirical studies on cooperatives in post-socialist Russia; second, the lack of attention to top-down cooperatives in the global literature, and the overly negative approach to the topic in the few extant studies. ...
Added: February 16, 2017
, , , Человек и образование 2019 № 61 С. 177-183
The article gives a scope of a social capital theory through the exsisting practices of the advanced education systems. ...
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, , / Высшая школа экономики. Series WP BRP "Economics/EC". 2014. No. WP BRP 57/EC/2014.
The efficiency of social reforms in different countries mostly depends on the extent to which they can be accepted by the population. However, even if problems are similar, the reasons may differ, which can make it difficult to apply existing laws of one state to another. Bribery is a typical problem for developing countries as ...
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, , , Городские исследования и практики 2020 Т. 4 № 1 С. 88-104
There are two factors that are generally considered key in the formation of social networks. One is homophily or the tendency of similar individuals to connect with each and the other is geographical proximity. The roles of homophily and proximity, however, are rarely compared. This means that there are no good estimates of the relative ...
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, / Высшая школа экономики. Series EC "Economics". 2015. No. 97.
Taking into consideration the underdevelopment of the Russian civil community it is of essential interest to touch upon local communities (known as TOS). Local governments and TOS communities could provide similar services and as such cooperate or compete with each other. Community initiatives could supplant poorly performing government services, or governments could outsource to communities ...
Added: July 28, 2015
, , Вопросы экономики 2019 № 5 С. 103-121
The article analyzes the prerequisites for creating TOS communities, the features of their functioning and efficiency. To do this, the authors use a variety of sources of information, including a number of surveys conducted in Kirov. Evaluation of regression models shows that the conditions for the emergence of TOSs include grassroots social capital and property ...
Added: September 4, 2018
Что в профиле тебе моем: Данные «ВКонтакте» как инструмент изучения интересов современных подростков
, , Вопросы образования 2017 № 2 С. 134-152
Children’s interests play a key role in their psychological development. However, research in this field is associated with serious methodological problems, as it has traditionally used questionnaire surveys that cannot adequately describe the diverse and dynamic world of interests of a developing person. The article suggests using the information on VKontakte communities followed by teenagers, ...
Added: July 21, 2017
, , / Университет Барселоны. Series WP5 "SEARCH Working Paper". 2013. No. WP5/03.
The aim of the present research was to assess the effect of social capital on an individual`s economic behavior. Specifically, we examined three individual level components of social capital: trust, tolerance and civic identity. A total of 634 Russian adults (aged 20-59 years) completed measures assessing the three dimensions of social capital (perceived social capital, ...
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, , et al., М. : [б.и.], 2018
В статье представлены материалы исследования, направленного на выявление психологических особенностей современных подростков по материалам их самопрезентации в социальных сетях. В фокусе исследования оказались содержание и динамика изменения аккаунтов подростков в социальной сети Вконтакте. Исследование показало, что для подростков важно, чтобы содержание профиля соответствовало их актуальным (сегодняшним) переживаниям. Пользователи возвращаются к ранее созданному контенту, вносят в ...
Added: January 25, 2018
, , ЭТАП: экономическая теория, анализ, практика 2010 № 5 С. 139-154
The article considers various approaches to the theory of human and social capital, analyzes the problem of measurement of human resources and application of "Human Development Index" in the Russian Federation. Under market economy conditions the human capital is considered as an asset bringing regular income. ...
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, М. : Институт психологии РАН, 2014
В монографии представлено новое направление в современной психологии – исследования социально-психологического капи- тала личности (СПКЛ). Впервые предлагается трактовка понятия «социально-психологический капитал личности», рассматрива- ется его соотношение с другими близкими психологическими понятиями, а также с иными формами капитала. Анализируется структура социально-психологического капитала и связь данно- го явления с социально-экономическим поведением личности, в частности, с предпринимательским. Специальное ...
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, , / Высшая школа экономики. Series WP10 "Научные доклады Института институциональных исследований". 2011. No. 01.
In a number of studies social capital is shown to have substantial positive impact on economic development, institutional performance, and quality of governance. So far no such analyses were available for Russia, and the present paper is intended to fill this gap. We propose a model which differentiates the impact on economic welfare of bridging ...
Added: November 29, 2012
, Вопросы образования 2012 № 2 С. 68-86
It is shown in an empirical study in which Russians and representatives of the North Caucasus nations (Chechens, Balkarians, Ossetians) took part that on the whole social capital is related to tenets of the so-called productive economic behaviour patterns. This is a common phenomenon for representatives of both cultures under study. But a number of ...
Added: September 12, 2012
, , , Общественные науки и современность 2015 № 3 С. 47-62
Исследование посвящено рассмотрению влияния этнического разнообразия на социальный капитал в российском контексте. Теоретической основой исследования послужили гипотезы Р. Патнема о влиянии этнической гетерогенности на социальный капитал [Putnam, 2007], а также ряд эмпирических работ, выполненных в данном направлении в разных странах. В исследовании в качестве зависимых переменных рассматриваются компоненты «соединяющего» (генерализованное доверие, нормы этнической толерантности) и ...
Added: October 22, 2014