Event Title

Communitarianism, Social Capital and Online Interaction

Session

Journalism, Media and Communication

Description

The scope of our paper is to highlights major concepts of Communitarianism, collective understanding of social capital and complex online interactions. We study the main contributors of communitarianism theory: Bourdieu, Putnam, Jenkins and Wellman and their statements about this theory. Also, we link communitarianism ideas with online life and thought that social capitals, e.g. individuals online have created specific and effective ways for concealing information and for excluding others from specific groups. The opposite of collective intelligence thus has been created; as individuals online interact, they do not freely share their information with any sort of social network, but, instead, knowledge is concealed from those who do not have distinguishing capabilities necessary to perceive specific knowledge. People interact online merely in order to interact with one another as they exist in social space. Individuals who invest themselves online have created certain parameters, pattern and structures that include some people and exclude others from understanding and participating in what called a specific culture. This culture is that of the digital inhabitants. In addition, people voluntary developed these structures, rules, social space and judgments about this interaction. People online inculcate a specific habitus, because the internet represents new field of virtual social relationships. Social capital exhibits itself in new ways online. As social capital is the aggregate of resources that are connected to membership in a specific group, this resource can proliferate on the internet and through the ties and memberships that people have there. We try to explain the interactions and phenomena that we find in online communication and development of digital social capital as other form of capital.

Keywords:

communitarianism, online interaction, social capital

Session Chair

Arbër Çeliku

Session Co-Chair

Adnan Merovci

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-69-1

Location

Pristina, Kosovo

Start Date

27-10-2018 3:15 PM

End Date

27-10-2018 4:45 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2018.235

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Communitarianism, Social Capital and Online Interaction

Pristina, Kosovo

The scope of our paper is to highlights major concepts of Communitarianism, collective understanding of social capital and complex online interactions. We study the main contributors of communitarianism theory: Bourdieu, Putnam, Jenkins and Wellman and their statements about this theory. Also, we link communitarianism ideas with online life and thought that social capitals, e.g. individuals online have created specific and effective ways for concealing information and for excluding others from specific groups. The opposite of collective intelligence thus has been created; as individuals online interact, they do not freely share their information with any sort of social network, but, instead, knowledge is concealed from those who do not have distinguishing capabilities necessary to perceive specific knowledge. People interact online merely in order to interact with one another as they exist in social space. Individuals who invest themselves online have created certain parameters, pattern and structures that include some people and exclude others from understanding and participating in what called a specific culture. This culture is that of the digital inhabitants. In addition, people voluntary developed these structures, rules, social space and judgments about this interaction. People online inculcate a specific habitus, because the internet represents new field of virtual social relationships. Social capital exhibits itself in new ways online. As social capital is the aggregate of resources that are connected to membership in a specific group, this resource can proliferate on the internet and through the ties and memberships that people have there. We try to explain the interactions and phenomena that we find in online communication and development of digital social capital as other form of capital.