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Trust in the network society: The social capital perspective

Chen, Jian (2010) Trust in the network society: The social capital perspective. In: Lifelong Learning International Conference (3LInC’10), 10 - 12 November 2010, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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As the Internet becomes integrated with our daily lives, we are gradually stepping into the network society, where we could interact with people we may rarely or never meet. Moreover, the emergence of the network society suggests that the space and time are quite different from the former societies. Within the new social context, is there really any trust between persons who are not in the same place? Why should we trust those strangers online? How could we trust them? All these issues are very important for inquiry the working mechanisms of social capital in the network society. This paper try to distinguish some misunderstandings, and suggest that trust online is a real social construction, which has a great meaning for social capital in the network society.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organised by Executive Development Centre Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Executive Development Centre
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2011 05:21
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2011 05:21

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