عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of virtual social networks - especially Facebook - to enhance social capital in the community.
Problem is to study the actions of Iranian users on Facebook and identify indicators of social capital reflects on this site.
The main research question is: Do people with higher social capital in the social network Facebook, the more social capital in the community have?
The main hypothesis of this study are as follows:
Between social capital and social capital in Facebook social network in the community there.
The theoretical framework used include Putnam's social capital theory that networks and norms, the main constituent components of social capital and knows the theory of Pierre Bourdieu's theory of Francis Fukuyama and the network society Castells.
This survey research and tools used in the two questionnaires.
The study group included 80 people randomly selected targeted and random snowball. Among the undergraduate and graduate communications Global Allameh Tabatabai University and Islamic Azad University Science and Research in Tehran.
Data collected through questionnaires, using SPSS software were analyzed and based on the final results showed that the main hypothesis was accepted.