This presentation examined the role of social media consumption in the establishment of offline social networks among young adults. The research suggests that perceptions about political and social attitudes of individuals, based on their social media postings, may act as a filter in offline networks, potentially increasing homogeneous social networks.
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Standlee, Alecea Ritter, "Finding Friends: Understanding the Role of Social Media in the Construction of Offline Social Networks" (2018). Sociology Faculty Publications. 40.