Taxonomy of Social Network Platform Affordances for Group Interactions
Van Raemdonck, N. and Pierson, J. (2021). Taxonomy of Social Network Platform Affordances for Group Interactions. 2021 14th CMI International Conference - Critical ICT Infrastructures and Platforms (CMI). pp. 1-8. doi: 10.1109/CMI53512.2021.9663773
In this paper we investigate the mutual shaping between social network platforms and social interactions by developing a taxonomy of relevant affordances. More broadly, this taxonomy will eventually serve to answer the question: which platform affordances influence norm building behaviour in groups? The relevant affordances we identified are ‘network interactions’, ‘interventions’, ‘ephemerality’ and ‘visibility’. These affordances are complementary to 3 of boyd’s (2010) structural affordances of networked publics.