Social Ties in the Internet Age

Research areas

Social Computing

Project description: Proximity generally increases the likelihood of personal and work relationships, and geographic mobility disrupts them. Is this true in the Internet age? This research examines how information and communication technologies, such as cellular phones and the Internet, change the initiation, maintenance, and dissolution of personal, work, and community ties for recent movers. This research also attempts to understand what factors influence psychological and social adjustment to the new location after a residential move.