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The Survival of Soap OperaTransformations for a New Media Era$
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Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, and C. Lee Harrington

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737165

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.001.0001

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Hanging on by a Common Thread

Hanging on by a Common Thread

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(p.265) Hanging on by a Common Thread
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The Survival of Soap Opera
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Julie Porter

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737165.003.0030

This chapter details the author’s own experiences with online fandom through the shifting nature of the soap opera industry. The author describes how soap fans bond online through Internet message boards and social networking sites; how fierce bonds can form among soap viewers who are irritated about the same issues; and how Internet soap message boards become interesting soap operas in their own right.

Keywords:   soap operas, daytime television, online fandom, soap opera industry, soap fans

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