social network

06/15/2014 - 19:44

When it hasn't been your day – your week, your month, or even your year – it might be time to turn to Facebook friends for a little positive reinforcement. According to a new study by social scientists at Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Facebook, emotions can spread among users of online social networks.

06/27/2013 - 11:00

A new study finds that monkeys with the strongest social networks catch on fastest to the latest in foraging crazes.  The researchers made the discovery by combining social network analysis with more traditional social learning experiments. By bringing the two together, they offer what they say is the first demonstration of how social networks may shape the spread of new cultural techniques. It’s an approach they hope to see adopted in studies of other social animals.


01/28/2013 - 12:27

Facebook activity provided a window into the psychological health of participants in a study at the University of Missouri. Social media profiles could eventually be used as tools for psychologists and therapists, according to study leader Elizabeth Martin, doctoral student in MU’s psychological science department in the College of Arts and Science.

06/26/2012 - 10:35

People love social networks. That's the obvious conclusion from Facebook's 900 million active users and its current standing as one of the most visited sites on the web, second only to Google. New research from the University of Georgia finds what people may really "like" about social networking are themselves.

12/16/2011 - 09:57

A study has explored the dynamics behind social network sites in recruiting and spreading  calls for action that contribute to mass mobilisations in riots, revolutions and protests.

11/28/2011 - 10:32

Young women are leaders of change in styles of storytelling in the new digital economy, a social media expert has found.