Facebook self-disclosure: Examining the role of traits, social cohesion, and motives

Facebook self-disclosure: Examining the role of traits, social cohesion, and motives 1 Introduction</h5> Since its founding in February, 2004, Facebook has become one of the leading social networking websites ( Facebook.com, 2013a ). Facebook.com (2013b) reports that at the time of this writing, the site has more than one billion total active users, with over 600 million users accessing the site daily all over the world. In the United States, Facebook is a staple for social networking. In a survey of over 2000 American adults, Hampton, Goulet, Rainie, and Purcell (2011) found that 92% of all social network users are on Facebook, and slightly more than half of those users access Facebook on a daily basis. The results showed that more than just teenagers are using this medium. Hampton et al. (2011) found that the average Facebook users are 38 years old, female (58%), have at least some education beyond high school (69%), and are primarily white (78%). With so many people accessing and using this technology each day, it is important to examine how the medium is used and the possible implications of this use.</P>One reason Facebook is important to examine is the high amounts of self-disclosure that are often displayed within this medium. Self-disclosure, the revelation of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Computers in Human Behavior Elsevier

Facebook self-disclosure: Examining the role of traits, social cohesion, and motives

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd
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0747-5632
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10.1016/j.chb.2013.07.055
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1 Introduction</h5> Since its founding in February, 2004, Facebook has become one of the leading social networking websites ( Facebook.com, 2013a ). Facebook.com (2013b) reports that at the time of this writing, the site has more than one billion total active users, with over 600 million users accessing the site daily all over the world. In the United States, Facebook is a staple for social networking. In a survey of over 2000 American adults, Hampton, Goulet, Rainie, and Purcell (2011) found that 92% of all social network users are on Facebook, and slightly more than half of those users access Facebook on a daily basis. The results showed that more than just teenagers are using this medium. Hampton et al. (2011) found that the average Facebook users are 38 years old, female (58%), have at least some education beyond high school (69%), and are primarily white (78%). With so many people accessing and using this technology each day, it is important to examine how the medium is used and the possible implications of this use.</P>One reason Facebook is important to examine is the high amounts of self-disclosure that are often displayed within this medium. Self-disclosure, the revelation of

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Computers in Human BehaviorElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2014

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