February 1, 2010
Social Network Activity and Social Well-Being
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
Previous research has shown a relationship between use of social networking sites and feelings of social capital. However, most studies have relied on self-reports by college students. The goals of the current study are to (1) validate the common self-report scale using empirical data from Facebook, (2) test whether previous findings generalize to older and international populations, and (3) delve into the specific activities linked to feelings of social capital and loneliness.
By: Moira Burke, Cameron Marlow, Thomas Lento
Human Computer Interaction & UX