23.02.2022

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.