Report Aug. 26, 2014

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. People who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in person and online.

Report Feb. 3, 2012

Why most Facebook users get more than they give

The effect of Facebook “power users” on everybody else

Report Jun. 16, 2011

Social networking sites and our lives

How people’s trust, personal relationships, and civic and political involvement are connected to their use of social network sites and other technologies.

Report Nov. 4, 2009

Social Isolation and New Technology

How the internet and mobile phones impact Americans’ social networks.