Meaning Construction in Online Social Interactions

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


In this chapter, Ivana looks into instances of online interactions, which she divides between public posts and private chats. The focus is on situations where Facebook users address each other directly, be it through posting and tagging each other, privately messaging, or giving feedback in the form of likes and comments. The exploration of situations where unequivocal communication is established uncovers a wide range of social mechanisms which are well established in the social media environment, such as the entitlement to interact, the uses of publicness, and the institutionalization of interaction habits and responses.


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

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