Sociological research online dating
They don’t have time to “date around” several times a week.(actually neither would I). Women, being more vulnerable than men, are more hesitant to date online, so you get a situation where there’s a lot more men than women.
Example social network sites researched include: Friendster, My Space, Facebook, Orkut, Cyworld, Mixi, Black Planet, Dodgeball, and Live Journal. Bonneau, Joseph, Jonathan Anderson and George Danezis. To be presented at the 2009 International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining, 2009.
The research contained below is focused specifically on social network sites (or "social networking" sites). Online Social Networking as Participatory Surveillance. Bonneau, Joseph, Jonathan Anderson, Ross Anderson and Frank Stajano. Eight Friends are Enough: Social Graph Approximation via Public Listings.
Deflem 2008 and Tomasic 1985 provide sociological overviews, as do Arnaud 1981 and Gephart 1993 in non-English works.
Calavita 2010 provides no specific disciplinary grounding, while Cotterrell 1992 offers a work in jurisprudence.
(last updated: October 29, 2009) (updates w/ complete citation and links should be sent to zephoria [@] zephoria.org) For an overview of this space, including a definition of "social network sites," a history of SNSs, and a literature review, see boyd & Ellison's 2007 introduction to the Special Issue on Social Network Sites entitled Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship.