It Happened on Facebook

  • Greti-Iulia Ivana
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology book series (PSRS)


This chapter addresses the issues derived from the fact that Facebook users are not present in the same physical space and time and also from the fact that they are communicating through the means provided by this social networking platform. Focusing on the options available to users and limitations created by this setting, Ivana tackles the inherently uncertain directionality of public posts and the shared spatio-temporality of the computer screen. Furthermore, the blurry questions of when exchanges of information and “keeping in touch” on Facebook turn into actual social interactions are also discussed.


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  • Greti-Iulia Ivana
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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