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February 27, 2016

How Blind People Interact with Visual Content on Social Networking Services

Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW)

In this paper, we explore blind people’s motivations, challenges, interactions, and experiences with visual content on Social Networking Services (SNSs). We present findings from an interview study of 11 individuals and a survey study of 60 individuals, all with little to no functional vision.

By: Violeta Voykinska, Shiri Azenkot, Shaomei Wu, Gilly Leshed
February 27, 2016

What’s in a Like? Attitudes and Behaviors Around Receiving Likes on Facebook

Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

What social value do Likes on Facebook hold? This research examines people’s attitudes and behaviors related to receiving one-click feedback in social media.

By: Lauren Scissors, Moira Burke, Steve Wengrovitz
February 27, 2016

Once More with Feeling: Supportive Responses to Social Sharing on Facebook

Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing

Using millions of de-identified Facebook status updates with poster-annotated feelings (e.g., feeling thankful or feeling worried), we examine the magnitude and circumstances in which people share positive or negative feelings and characterize the nature of the responses they receive.

By: Moira Burke, Mike Develin
February 22, 2016

Information Evolution in Social Networks

Proc. WSDM'16

Social networks readily transmit information, albeit with less than perfect fidelity. We present a large-scale measurement of this imperfect information copying mechanism by examining the dissemination and evolution of thousands of memes, collectively replicated hundreds of millions of times in the online social network Facebook.

By: Lada Adamic, Thomas Lento, Eytan Adar, Pauline C. Ng
January 13, 2016

Social Networks and Labor Markets: How Strong Ties Relate to Job Transmission On Facebook’s Social Network

Journal of Labor Economics

This is an observational study of the social networks of 1.4 million US Facebook users who list an employer in their profile.

By: Moira Burke
December 1, 2015

Internet Use and Psychological Well-Being: Effects of Activity and Audience

Communications of the ACM

Two lines of research fifteen years apart demonstrate that talking with close friends online is associated with improvements in social support, depression, and other measures of well-being. Talking with strangers and reading about acquaintances are not.

By: Robert Kraut, Moira Burke
May 18, 2015

Design and Analysis of Benchmarking Experiments for Distributed Internet Services

Proc. WWW

We develop statistical models of distributed Internet service performance based on data from Perflab, a production system used at Facebook which vets thousands of changes to the company’s codebase each day.

By: Eytan Bakshy, Eitan Frachtenberg
May 18, 2015

The Lifecycles of Apps in a Social Ecosystem

Proc. WWW'15

Apps are emerging as an important form of on-line content, and they combine aspects of Web usage in interesting ways — they exhibit a rich temporal structure of user adoption and long-term engagement, and they exist in a broader social ecosystem that helps drive these patterns of adoption and engagement. It has been difficult, however, to study apps in their natural setting since this requires a simultaneous analysis of a large set of popular apps and the underlying social network they inhabit.

By: Isabel Kloumann, Lada Adamic, Jon Kleinberg, Shaomei Wu
May 9, 2015

Exposure to Ideologically Diverse News and Opinion on Facebook


How do these online networks influence exposure to perspectives that cut across ideological lines?

By: Eytan Bakshy, Lada Adamic, Solomon Messing
March 14, 2015

The Diffusion of Support in an Online Social Movement: Evidence from the Adoption of Equal-Sign Profile Pictures

Proc. CSCW'15

In March of 2013, 3 million Facebook users changed their profile picture to one of an equals sign to express support of same-sex marriage. We demonstrate that this action shows complex diffusion characteristics congruent with threshold models, with most users observing several of their friends changing their profile picture before taking the action themselves.

By: Bogdan State, Lada Adamic