social media

Exposing digital extremism

Understanding the ‘weaponization’ of social media is the first step

Teens post online content to appear interesting, popular and attractive, UCI study finds

Careful consideration is given to which photos, activities and links are shared

Cybersphere of influence

Social ecologists probe positive, negative effects of digital technology

During crisis, exposure to conflicting information is linked to stress, UCI-led study finds

People who rely on social media encounter more rumors, report greater distress

UCI part of NSF-funded study of big data ethics

From mobile phone applications to website search engines, wearable technology to social platforms, consumer data has become highly obtainable and trackable. The result is an ethically questionable free-for-all in research and marketing, but consumers aren’t the only ones concerned about how their personal information is being collected and utilized. UCI is one of six institutions […]

Twitter shows promise in rapid assessment of collective traumas’ local impact

UCI researchers develop, deploy innovative social media approach

UCI researchers link compulsive Facebook checking to lack of sleep

Study correlates tiredness, bad mood, distractibility and social media browsing

Overseeing your online afterlife

Jed Brubaker’s graduate research guides Facebook’s new policy on postmortem account stewardship

Ban Al-Ani

Tracking social media’s role in Egyptian uprising

UCI researcher Ban Al-Ani tracks role of social media in Egyptian uprising.

Donald Patterson

Making sense of social media

Donald Patterson, director of the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing & Interaction, discusses social media and its future.