Personal network and hybryd communities: social streets

Author/s Ivana Matteucci
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/125 Language Italian
Pages 19 P. 97-115 File size 322 KB
DOI 10.3280/SUR2021-125006
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This article aims to verify how the personal network in online space generated by individu-als belonging to social groups and virtual communities, represents a contribution and a support for the relational life in the real social space. We carried out an exploratory study where, through the analysis of a case, the basis for understanding the phenomenon of the Social Streets were acquired: our hypothesis could be tested on a larger number of cases by future researches. Some members of a Facebook group of a Social Street were involved through online questionnaires. We found that the individuals’ online community life can be significant-ly linked to the group’s offline life in the shared urban social space of the street, shaping our example as a hybrid community and a concrete case of augmented reality.

Keywords: Community, personal network, Social Street, urban space, street, social relationship

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Ivana Matteucci, Personal network e comunità ibride: le social street in "SOCIOLOGIA URBANA E RURALE" 125/2021, pp 97-115, DOI: 10.3280/SUR2021-125006