The Nature of Computer-MediatedSocial Networks among Israeli Youth

Duration: 2000-2002

Funding: Israel Foundation of Trustees (Grant number 23/2000)

Gustavo S. Mesch (P.I.)
Ilan Talmud (P.I.).

Project description:
The purpose of this study was to investigate the structure of computer-mediated social relationships among Israeli adolescents. The aims of this research were to characterize the adolescent population, which is involved in virtual networks, the social proximity of these relationships, the nature of resources being exchanged, and the extent to which relationships started in the Internet migrate to other, off-line settings.

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Mesch, Gustavo, S. (2003). "The Family and the Internet: The Israeli Case". Social Science Quarterly. 84: 1038-1050.

Mesch Gustavo S. (2006). "The Family and the Internet: Exploring a social Boundaries Approach". Journal of Family Communication, 6(2): 119-138.

Mesch Gustavo and Ilan Talmud. (2006). "Online Friendship Formation, Communication Channels, and Social Closeness". International Journal of Internet Sciences. 1, 1, 29-44. available at

Mesch, Gustavo and Ilan Talmud. (2006)."The Quality of Online and Offline Relationships, the role of multiplexity and duration". The Information Society, 22(3), pp.