This special issue features eight extended papers which earlier versions were first presented at the 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society in London, UK at Goldsmiths, University of London. In addition to being methodologically diverse, the special issue highlights how the study of social media is not located in any one department or faculty, but dispersed across disciplines; scholars in this special issue come from Communications, Sociology, Education, Architecture, Journalism, Management, Engineering, and Design. The scholarship is geographically distributed with scholars residing and conducting research in Belgium, Israel, Italy, Norway, Singapore, UK, US, and Russia.
This special issue of American Behavioral Scientist adds to this growing body of social media research and continues work that began in two earlier special issues.
- First, it builds on the 2014 Special Issue of American Behavioral Scientist on “Networked Influence” (Gruzd & Wellman, 2014) that explored how the characteristics of users, platforms, and social networks can affect the nature of influence in social media.
- Second, it builds on the 2016 Special Issue of Information, Communication & Society on “Understanding Communities in an Age of Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Complicated” (Gruzd, Jacobson, Wellman, & Mai, 2016) that examined the ever-changing notion of online communities and the intersection between online and offline interactions.
You can access the full text of papers in this special issue of American Behavioral Scientist below:
- Urbanscope: A Lens to Observe Language Mix in Cities
Michela Arnaboldi, Marco Brambilla, Beatrice Cassottana, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Simone Vantini
American Behavioral Scientist, July 2017, DOI: 10.1177/0002764217717562
- Exploring the Efficacy of Facebook Groups for Collective Occupant Learning about Using Their Homes
Magdalena Baborska-Narozny, Eve Stirling, Fionn Stevenson
American Behavioral Scientist, July 2017, DOI: 10.1177/0002764217717566
- Representativeness of Social Media in Great Britain: Investigating Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram
Grant Blank, Christoph Lutz
American Behavioral Scientist, July 2017, DOI: 10.1177/0002764217717559
- A Factorial Survey Study on the Influence of Advertising Place and the Use of Personal Data on User Acceptance of Facebook Ads
Evert Van den Broeck, Karolien Poels, Michel Walrave
American Behavioral Scientist, June 2017, DOI: 10.1177/0002764217717560
- The Retransmission of Rumor and Rumor Correction Messages on Twitter
Alton Y. K Chua, Cheng-Ying Tee, Augustine Pang, Ee-Peng Lim
American Behavioral Scientist, June 2017, DOI: 10.1177/0002764217717561
- Twitter Adoption and Activity in US Legislatures: A 50-State Study
James M. Cook
American Behavioral Scientist, July 2017, DOI: 10.1177/0002764217717564
- Textual Primacy Online: Impression Formation Based on Textual and Visual Cues in Facebook Profiles
Ayellet Pelled, Tanya Zilberstein, Alona Tsirulnikov, Eran Pick, Yael Patkin, Nurit Tal-Or
American Behavioral Scientist, July 2017, DOI: 10.1177/0002764217717563
- Network Structure of an AIDS-Denialists Online Community: Identifying Core Members and the Risk Group
Yuri G. Rykov, Peter A. Meylakhs, Yadviga E. Sinyavskaya
American Behavioral Scientist, July 2017, DOI: 10.1177/0002764217717565