@socrates and Scholar Social in general.
Do you know a study which looks into why people share news on social media? What's people intent?
So far, I see that people might just share a news story they find important or give their opinion/comment. On a meta level, one can comment on the quality of a news outlet. Or even call out fake news and propaganda.
Are there studies that classify shared content similarly?
@pixel I just did a quick search and came up with a couple studies (though I'm sure there are more). One says people do it to manage impressions and form relationships. The other identifies "motives of socializing and information seeking". They're both behind paywalls but I found links from 1 of the author's personal sites and the other's institutional site to freely accessible versions. http://www.jenniferihm.com/uploads/5/0/2/7/50277035/published_nms.pdf and https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/8Y9xqRdmrRp2JINziVPm/full
@jc thanks I'll have a look
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