This article deals with how social network sites (SNSs) are increasingly attracting the attention of academic and industry researchers intrigued by their affordances and reach.
This article attempts to understand how networks of influence are formed among Twitter users, and the relative influence of global news media organizations and information providers in the Twittersphere during such global news events.
This article deals with the rapidly growing body of research that has accompanied the meteoric rise of Facebook as social scientists assess the impact of Facebook on social life.
This brief report is based on a September 2014 survey and includes statistical data on users of social media and networking platforms, comparing the years 2013 and 2014 for the differences in gender, age, race, education, wage, and demographic location (i.e. rural, suburban, urban).
The article examines the activity of the ‘media mujahedeen’ – the supporters of jihadist groups who disseminate propaganda content online.
This study employs content and network analysis techniques to explore the predictors of opinion leadership in a political activist network on Twitter. The results demonstrate the feasibility of using user-generated content to measure user characteristics.
This article discusses how the Boston Marathon bombing story unfolded on every possible carrier of information available in the spring of 2013, including Twitter.
The purpose of this article is to inform the wider, academic debate about strategies and options for countering online radicalization within the U.S. domestic context.
This portal gathers an annotated collection of recent research on the ways in which social media and new technologies may be leveraged in the fight against violent extremism