Info @ UK, 23 February 2006.
Authors: Jeffrey Boase, John B. Horrigan, Barry Wellman and Lee Rainie
Publishers: University of Toronto and the Pew Internet Project & American Life Project
Date: 25 January, 2006
Description: ‘The internet and email expand and strengthen the social ties that people maintain in the offline world ... One major payoff comes when people use the internet to press their social networks into action as they face major challenges. People not only socialize online, but they also incorporate the internet into their quest for information and advice as they seek help and make decisions.’
(Source: SPiN Short Bulletin February 2006)