2011 study in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research on the factors that spur online political discussion and participation.
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.
2010 study by Pennsylvania State University in Mass Communication and Society on presidential candidate Facebook pages in 2008.
2010 study in Information, Communication and Society on youth behaviors on social networking sites and implications for academic performance.
2009 paper by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign attempted to predict the strength of real-world relationships based on social media interactions.
2011 study by the Dubai School of Government on social networking access and usage during the region's 2011 democracy movements.
2011 study by the Pew Research Center on levels of trust, tolerance and engagement among social networking users.
2011 study by the University of California, Irvine, on how users determine personal privacy settings on social networks.