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The process of social capital acquisition and development by entering professional groups and developing social networks is investigated in this article. The mechanisms of social capital usage through the certain type of ties are also examined and the typology of professional groups is made. Moreover, professional benefits got by Facebook users with the help of mediatized communities and ties are researched.

About the authors

E G Nim

National Research University - Higher School of Economics

Author for correspondence.
Myasnickaya str., 20, Moscow, Russia, 101000

Nim Evgenija Genrievna, Associate Professor, PhD in Sociology of Culture, Deputy Head of School of Media (Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design), National Research University - Higher School of Economics.

D A Skvortsova

Fibrum Company

Oruzhejnyj pereulok, 15a, Moscow, Russia, 125047

Skvortsova Daria Andreevna, marketing and PR manager in the Fibrum Company.


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