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Imagined Communities, virtual diasporas or local hangouts? A case study of Trinidad and Tobago groups on Facebook

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The present study examines the use of the “groups” area of Facebook for creation of social spaces by persons with an interest in the republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Halavais’ (2000) ideas about the local tendencies of online interactions are tested against the scope and content of the Facebook groups examined. The present research finds support for the idea of local concerns dominating “local” spaces even though they are situated in cyberspace.

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Facebook, diasporas, community building, online social media
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Mohammed, S.. and Thombre, Avinash. "Imagined Communities, virtual diasporas or local hangouts? A case study of Trinidad and Tobago groups on Facebook" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 96th Annual Convention, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Nov 13, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p425668_index.html>

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Mohammed, S. N. and Thombre, A. , 2010-11-13 "Imagined Communities, virtual diasporas or local hangouts? A case study of Trinidad and Tobago groups on Facebook" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the NCA 96th Annual Convention, Hilton San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Online <PDF>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p425668_index.html

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Abstract: The present study examines the use of the “groups” area of Facebook for creation of social spaces by persons with an interest in the republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Halavais’ (2000) ideas about the local tendencies of online interactions are tested against the scope and content of the Facebook groups examined. The present research finds support for the idea of local concerns dominating “local” spaces even though they are situated in cyberspace.


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