What is Social Media?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Nicole Ellison

School of Information
University of Michigan

In this talk, I’ll describe the defining properties of social network sites – a subset of social media – and consider how these key affordances relate to social and interpersonal processes. In addition to discussing how these sites have evolved over time, I will summarize some of my own and others’ research in key areas such as relationship development, social capital, and self-presentation, with a specific focus on Facebook.

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