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.
2011 study by University of Oxford on global online dating practices, focusing on how the couples met, how they communicate, and the role of the Internet in their daily lives.
2011 report by Yale University evaluating the claim that the consumption and marketing of sugary drinks is harmful to children and adolescents
2010 study by Pennsylvania State University in Mass Communication and Society on presidential candidate Facebook pages in 2008.
2011 study published in the online journal First Monday on the online practices of 1,007 U.S. households with children, including age of initial registration and parental knowledge.
2011 paper by researchers from Boston University and Harvard on Groupon and LivingSocial operations and the extent of merchant benefits.
2010 study in Information, Communication and Society on youth behaviors on social networking sites and implications for academic performance.
2011 study in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior on how different modes of communication impact neural stress and attachment responses.
2009 paper by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign attempted to predict the strength of real-world relationships based on social media interactions.