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Zeynep Tufekci: “ascribed ties” v.s. “achieved ties”
"In short, I think this is because we are shifting from “ascribed ties” –people you inherit as close ties such as your family and your neighbors—to “achieved ties” –people you connect based on shared affinities and with whom you interact using multiple means of communication. It’s clear why Internet plays into this and fights off isolation. People who can use the Internet better to find and/or keep in touch with people with whom they share affinities with are more likely to be able to compensate for losing the neighborhood/family ties."
#SocialMedia #Research #Relationships
created May 17, 2012
updated June 24, 2016