Weak Ties are Weaker than Strong Ties in Generating Social Capital on Social Networking Sites

  • Maidul Islam Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea
  • Shabnam Abdulkasem Sheikh The University of Suwon, South Korea


This study explores the relationship between Social Networking Site, like Facebook, KakaoStory and Social capital in respect to Strong ties and weak ties. Several earlier papers suggested that weak ties are important than strong ties when it comes to information sharing whereas few other papers also given important to strong ties. We also attempt to find the relationship between strong ties, weak ties in respect to generating social capital in Social Networking Sites (SNSs). This paper found that strong ties play more important role in creating social capital when it comes to emotional support, monitory support as well as personal work.


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How to Cite
ISLAM, Maidul; SHEIKH, Shabnam Abdulkasem. Weak Ties are Weaker than Strong Ties in Generating Social Capital on Social Networking Sites. International Journal of Social Sciences, Humanities and Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 55-65, may 2018. ISSN 2521-0041. Available at: <http://ijsshe.com/index.php/ijsshe/article/view/68>. Date accessed: 22 june 2018.