2012 study by the United States Institute of Peace on the role of Twitter in the Arab Spring uprisings, including those in Bahrain, Libya, Tunisia and Egypt.
2012 study from the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication on women, blogging and feelings of empowerment.
Study by the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University, Bloomington on Twitter user behavior before the 2010 U.S. midterm elections.
2011 report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China on human rights abuses and commercial and trade issues in China.
2012 study in the Journal of Communication about the relationship between Internet use and the development of greater democracy in Asia and Africa.
2011 study in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research on the factors that spur online political discussion and participation.
2011 report from the Pew Research Center on social media dynamics around the 2012 presidential nominating contest in the United States.
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2009 study from DePaul University in Presidential Studies Quarterly on changing variables in forecasting U.S. presidential primaries.
2010 study by Pennsylvania State University in Mass Communication and Society on presidential candidate Facebook pages in 2008.
2010 paper from the MacArthur Foundation's Youth and Participatory Politics research project on youth media literacy and civic participation.