Study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism reports on the present situation for the news media and its potential future.
2012 paper from Microsoft Research on assessing the credibility of tweets.
2012 study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and Georgia Institute of Technology on audience attitudes and Twitter content.
2011 study in PNAS on social networks and how friendships shape, or form around, shared tastes.
2010 study by MIT in PNAS on social networks and the spread of health-related behaviors.
2011 study from Northwestern University on different motivations among teens who use Twitter.
2011 report from the Pew Research Center on social media dynamics around the 2012 presidential nominating contest in the United States.
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.