Research on Social Network Sites

(last updated: October 29, 2009)
(updates w/ complete citation and links should be sent to zephoria [@]

For an overview of this space, including a definition of "social network sites," a history of SNSs, and a literature review, see boyd & Ellison's 2007 introduction to the JCMC Special Issue on Social Network Sites entitled Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship. This frames what pieces are included in this list and why. Example social network sites researched include: Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, Orkut, Cyworld, Mixi, Black Planet, Dodgeball, and LiveJournal.

The research contained below is focused specifically on social network sites (or "social networking" sites). Some of this is connected to social media, social software, Web2.0, social bookmarking, educational technologies, communities research, etc. but this is not the organizing focus and not everything related to these other topics is included here. This list is not methodologically or disciplinarily organized. There is work here from communications, information science, anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, cultural studies, computer science, etc.

I try to keep this up to date so please send me additional publications as you learn of them. I do not host articles so only those hosted elsewhere are linked. Please contact the author if you want an article that is not linked.

Research on Twitter and microblogging has been moved to a different page.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Acquisti, Alessandro and Ralph Gross. (2006). Imagined Communities: Awareness, Information Sharing, and Privacy on the Facebook. In P. Golle & G. Danezis (Eds.), Proceedings of 6th Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (pp. 36-58). Cambridge, U.K: Robinson College, June 28-30.

Adamic, Lada, Orkut Buyukkokten, and Eytan Adar. (2003). A social network caught in the Web. First Monday, 8 (6).

Agarwal, S. and Mital, M. (2009). Focus on Business Practices: An Exploratory Study of Indian University Students' Use of Social Networking Web Sites: Implications for the Workplace. Business Communication Quarterly.

Ahn, Y., Han, S., Kwak, H., Moon, S., and Jeong, H. (2007). Analysis of topological characteristics of huge online social networking services. In WWW '07: Proceedings of the 16th international conference on World Wide Web, New York, NY, USA, 2007 (pp. 835-844). ACM.

Albrechtslund, Anders. (2008). Online Social Networking as Participatory Surveillance. First Monday 13 (3).

Andrejevic, Mark. (2005) The work of watching one another: Lateral surveillance, risk and governance. Surveillance & Society 2 (4): 479-497

Backstrom, Lars, Dan Huttenlocher, Jon Kleinberg, & Xiangyang Lan. (2006). Group Formation in Large Social Networks: Membership, Growth, and Evolution. Proceedings of 12 th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery in Data Mining (KDD-2006) (pp. 44-54). New York: ACM Press.

Backstrom, Lars, Dwork, C., & Kleinberg, Jon. (2007). Wherefore art thou r3579x? anonymized social networks, hidden patterns, and structural steganography. Proceedings of the 16th international conference on World Wide Web, 181-190.

Baker, James R., & Moore, Susan M. (2008). Distress, coping, and blogging: Comparing new Myspace users by their intention to blog. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 11(1), 81-85.

Barker, Valerie. (2009). Older Adolescents' Motivations for Social Network Site Use: The Influence of Gender, Group Identity, and Collective Self-Esteem. CyberPsychology & Behavior : 1-5.

Barnes, Susan. (2006). A privacy paradox: Social networking in the United States. First Monday 11 (9), July 2006.

Baym, Nancy. (2007). The new shape of online community: The example of Swedish independent music fandom. First Monday, 12 (8).

Beer, David. (2008). Social network(ing) sites...revisiting the story so far: A response to danah boyd & Nicole Ellison. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(2), 516-529.

Beer, David. (2008). Making Friends with Jarvis Cocker: Music Culture in the Context of Web 2.0. Cultural Sociology, 2 (2), 222-241

Bigge, Ryan. (2006). The cost of (anti-)social networks: Identity, agency and neo-luddites. First Monday 11 (12), December 2006.

Bonneau, Joseph, Jonathan Anderson and George Danezis. (2009) Prying Data Out of a Social Network. To be presented at the 2009 International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining, 2009.

Bonneau, Joseph, Jonathan Anderson, Ross Anderson and Frank Stajano. (2009). Eight Friends are Enough: Social Graph Approximation via Public Listings. In proceedings of the Second ACM Workshop on Social Network Systems.

boyd, danah. (2008). Taken Out of Context: American Teen Sociality in Networked Publics. University of California-Berkeley Dissertation.

boyd, danah. (2008). Facebook's Privacy Trainwreck: Exposure, Invasion, and Social Convergence. Convergence 14 (1).

boyd, danah. (2008) Why Youth (Heart) Social Network Sites: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life. In David Buckingham (Ed.), Youth, Identity, and Digital Media (pp. 119-142). Cambridge: MIT Press.

boyd, danah. (2008) None of this is Real. In Joe Karaganis (Ed.), Structures of Participation. New York: Social Science Research Council.

boyd, danah and Nicole Ellison. (2007). Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship. JCMC, 13 (1). [Special Issue of JCMC on Social Network Sites, Eds.: danah boyd and Nicole Ellison.]

boyd, danah. (2007). Social Network Sites: Public, Private, or What? Knowledge Tree 13, May 2007.

boyd, danah. (2006). Friends, Friendsters, and MySpace Top 8: Writing Community Into Being on Social Network Sites. First Monday. 11 (12), December.

boyd, danah and Jeffrey Heer. (2006). Profiles as Conversation: Networked Identity Performance on Friendster. Proceedings of Thirty-Ninth Hawai'i International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-39), Persistent Conversation Track. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Press. Kauai, HI, January 4 - 7.

boyd, danah. (2004). Friendster and Publicly Articulated Social Networks. Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2004) (pp. 1279-1282). New York: ACM Press. Vienna, April 24-29.

Brake, David. (in press) "Shaping the ‘Me’ in MySpace: The Framing of Profiles on a Social Network Site" in Digital Storytelling, Mediatized Stories: Self-Representations in New Media, (Lundby, K. ed.) Peter Lang, New York. (email author)

Byrne, Dara. (2007). Public Discourse, Community Concerns, and Their Relationship to Civic Engagement: Exploring Black Social Networking Traditions on JCMC, 13 (1). [Special Issue of JCMC on Social Network Sites, Eds.: danah boyd and Nicole Ellison.]

Byrne, Dara. (2008). The Future of (the) 'Race': Identity, Discourse and the Rise of Computer-mediated Public Spheres. In A. Everett (Ed.), MacArthur Foundation Book Series on Digital Learning: Race and Ethnicity Volume (pp. 15-38). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Buffardi, L. E. and Campbell, W. K. (2008). Narcissism and Social Networking Web Sites. Pers Soc Psychol Bull.

Cain, Jeff, Scott, D., and Akers, P. (2009) Pharmacy Students’ Facebook Activity and Opinions Regarding Accountability and E-Professionalism. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 73(6): Article 104.

Cain, Jeff. (2008). Online social networking issues within academia and pharmacy education. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 72(1): Article 10.

Carroll, K. S. (2008). Puerto Rican language use on Centro Journal, 20(1), 96-111.

Cassell, J. and Cramer, M. (2007). High Tech or High Risk: Moral Panics about Girls Online. In McPherson, T. (Ed.), The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning (pp. 53-75). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Charnigo, Laurie and Paula Barnett-Ellis. (2007, March). Checking Out The Impact of a Digital Trend on Academic Libraries. Information Technology and Libraries, 26 (1), p. 23.

Chen, Wei, Yajun Wang, and Siyu Yang. (2009). Efficient Influence Maximization in Social Networks.Proceedings of 15th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery in Data Mining (KDD-2009). New York: ACM Press. Paris, France, June 28-July 1, 2009.

Choi, Jaz Hee-jeong. (2006).   Living in Cyworld : Contextualising Cy-Ties in South Korea. In A. Bruns & J. Jacobs (Eds.), Use of Blogs (Digital Formations) (pp. 173-186). New York: Peter Lang.

Christofides, Emily, Amy Muise, and Serge Desmarais. (2009). Information Disclosure and Control on Facebook: Are They Two Sides of the Same Coin or Two Different Processes? CyberPsychology & Behavior June 2009, Vol. 12, No. 3: 341-345.

Christopherson, K. M. (2006). The positive and negative implications of anonymity in internet social interactions: On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog. Computers in Human Behavior.

Chun, Hyunwoo, Haewoon Kwak, Young-Ho Eom, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Sue Moon, Hawoong Jeong. (2008). Comparison of online social relations in volume vs interaction: a case study of cyworld. Proceedings of the 8th ACM SIGCOMM. ACM. 57-70.

Cohen, Nicole S. and Leslie Regan Shade. (2008). Gendering Facebook: Privacy and commidification. Feminist Media Studies, 8 (2): 210-214.

Connell, R. S. (2008). Academic Libraries, Facebook and MySpace, and Student Outreach: A Survey of Student Opinion. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 9(1), 25-36.

Cote, M. and Pybus, J. (2007). Learning to Immaterial Labour 2.0: MySpace and Social Networks. ephemera, 7(1), 88-106.

Counts, S. and Fisher, K. E. (2008). Mobile Social Networking: An Information Grounds Perspective. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008), Los Alamitos, CA, USA, 2008 (pp. 153). IEEE Computer Society.

DeKay, S. H. (2009). Focus on Business Practices: Are Business-Oriented Social Networking Web Sites Useful Resources for Locating Passive Jobseekers? Results of a Recent Survey. Business Communication Quarterly.

Dickman, K., Dutton, E., Gioia, C., Oberhausen, L., & Ravensberg, B. (2006). Facebook and college students' development of mature relationships. Journal of the Indiana University Student Personnel Association.

DiMicco, J. M. and Millen, D. R. (2007). Identity management: multiple presentations of self in facebook. In GROUP '07: Proceedings of the 2007 international ACM conference on Supporting group work, New York, NY, USA, 2007 (pp. 383-386). ACM.

Donath, J. (2007). Virtually Trustworthy. Science, 317(5834), 53-54.

Donath, Judith. (2007). Signals in Social Supernets. JCMC, 13 (1). [Special Issue of JCMC on Social Network Sites, Eds.: danah boyd and Nicole Ellison.]

Donath, Judith and danah boyd. (2004). Public displays of connection. BT Technology Journal, 22 (4), 71-82.

Driscoll, Catherine. (2008). This is not a blog: gender, intimacy and community. Feminist Media Studies, 8 (2): 198-202.

Driscoll, Catherine and Melissa Gregg. (2008). Broadcast Yourself: Youth, Community and Intimacy Online." Usha Manchanda Rodrigues & Belinda Smaill (eds), Youth, Media and Culture in the Asia-Pacific Region. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008: 71-86.

Dwyer, Cathy. (2007). Digital Relationships in the 'MySpace' Generation: Results From a Qualitative Study. 40th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Waikoloa, HI.

Dwyer, Catherine, Starr Roxanne Hiltz and Katia Passerini (2007). Trust and Privacy Concern Within Social Networking Sites: A Comparison ofFacebook and MySpace. Proceedings of AMCIS 2007, Keystone, CO.

Ellison, Nicole, Lampe, Cliff, & Steinfield, Charles. (2009). Social Network Sites and Society: Current Trends and Future Possibilities. Interactions Magazine (16) 1.

Ellison, Nicole, Charles Steinfield, and Cliff Lampe. (2006). The Benefits of Facebook "Friends:" Social Capital and College Students' Use of Online Social Network Sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12 (3), article 1.

Enochsson, Ann Britt (2007). Tweens on the Internet: Communication in virtual guest books., 3 (2).

Ermecke, Rebecca, Philip Mayrhofer, and Stefan Wagner. (2009). Agents of Diffusion – Insights from a Survey of Facebook Users. Proceedings of the Forty-second Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-2007). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Press.

Evans, David, Samuel Gosling, and Anthony Caroll. (2008). What Elements of an Online Social Networking Profile Predict Target-Rater Agreement in Personality Impressions? International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media.

Felt, Adrienne and David Evans (2008). Privacy Protection for Social Networking APIs. W2SP '08.

Felt, Adrienne, Pieter Hooimeijer, David Evans, Westley Weimer (2008). Talking to Strangers Without Taking Their Candy: Isolating Proxied Content. SocialNets '08.

Ferdig, R. E., Dawson, K., Black, E. W., Black, N. M. P., and Thompson, L. A. (2008). Medical students and residents use of online social networking tools: Implications for teaching professionalism in medical education. First Monday, 13(9).

Fogel, J. and Nehmad, E. (2008). Internet social network communities: Risk taking, trust, and privacy concerns. Computers in Human Behavior 25, 153-160.

Fogg, B. J. (2008). Mass interpersonal persuasion: An early view of a new phenomenon. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Persuasive Technology, Persuasive 2008. Berlin: Springer.

Fono, David & Raynes-Goldie, Kate. (2006) Hyperfriends and Beyond: Friendship and Social Norms on LiveJournal. In M. Consalvo & C. Haythornthwaite (Eds.), Internet Research Annual Volume 4: Selected Papers from the AOIR Conference (pp. 91-103). New York: Peter Lang.

Fragoso, Suely. (2006). WTF a Crazy Brazilian Invasion. In F. Sudweeks & H. Hrachovec (Eds.), Proceedings of CATaC 2006 (pp. 255-274) . Murdoch, Australia: Murdoch University. Tartu. Murdoch - Australia: School of Information Technology - Murdoch University. v. 1. p. 255-274.

Gajjala, R (2007) Shifting Frames: Race, Ethnicity and Intercultural Communication in Online Social Networking and Virtual Work. In Hinner, Michael B. (ed.) The Role of Communication in Business Transactions and Relationships. New York: Peter Lang, 257-276.

Gjoka, Minas, Michael Sirivianos, Athina Markopoulou, Xiaowei Yang. (2008). Poking Facebook: Characterization of OSN Applications. Proceedings of the first workshop on Online social networks. ACM.

Gilbert, Eric, Karrie Karahalios, and Christian Sandvig. (2008). The Network in the Garden: An Empirical Analysis of Social Media in Rural Life. ACM CHI 2008, April 5-10, Florence Italy.

Golder, Scott, Dennis Wilkinson, and Bernardo Huberman. (2007). Rhythms of Social Interaction: Messaging within a Massive Online Network. In C. Steinfield, B. Pentland, M. Ackerman, & N. Contractor (Eds.), Proceedings of Third International Conference on Communities and Technologies (pp. 41-66). London: Springer. East Lansing, MI.

Goodings, L., Locke, A., and Brown, S. D. (2007). Social networking technology: place and identity in mediated communities. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 17(6), 463-476.

Gosling, S. D., Gaddis, S., and Vazire, S. (2007). Personality Impressions Based on Facebook Profiles. In Proceedings of ICWSM 2007, Boulder, Colorado, 2007.

Greenhow, Christine and K. Schultz. (2007). Using online social networks in an elective learning environment to support underrepresented students’ engagement in education. In C.A. Chinn, G. Erkens, S. Puntambekar (Eds.), CSCL 2007: Proceedings of the International Society of the Learning Sciences Computer-supported Collaborative Learning Conference, New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 16-21.

Gregg, Melissa. (2008). Testing the Friendship: Feminism and the limits of online social networks. Feminist Media Studies, 8 (2): 206-209.

Griffiths, Marie and Ben Light. (2008). Social networking and digital gaming media convergence: Classification and its consequences for appropriation. Information Systems Frontiers 10 (4), 447-459.

Grimmelmann, James. (2009). Saving Facebook. Iowa Law Review 94, 1137-1206.

Gross, Ralph and Alessandro Acquisti. (2005). Information Revelation and Privacy in Online Social Networks. Proceedings of WPES'05 (pp. 71-80). Alexandria, VA: Association of Computing Machinery.

Gueorguieva, V. (2008). Voters, MySpace, and YouTube: The Impact of Alternative Communication Channels on the 2006 Election Cycle and Beyond. Social Science Computer Review, 26(3), 288-300.

Guha, Saikat, Kevin Tang, Paul Francis. (2008). NOYB: Privacy in Online Social Networks. Proceedings of the first workshop on Online social networks. ACM.

Haddon, Leslie and Shin Dong Kim(2007). Mobile phones and web-based social networking - Emerging practices in Korea with Cyworld. Journal Of The Communications Network, 6, 5-12.

Halvey, M. and Keane, M. T. (2007). Exploring Social Dynamics in Online Media Sharing. In Proceedings of WWW 2007.

Hargittai, Eszter. (2007). Whose Space? Differences Among Users and Non-Users of Social Network Sites. JCMC, 13 (1). [Special Issue of JCMC on Social Network Sites, Eds.: danah boyd and Nicole Ellison.]

Heer, Jeffrey and danah boyd. (2005). Vizster: Visualizing Online Social Networks. IEEE Proceedings of Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis 2005) (pp. 33-40) . Minneapolis, MN: IEEE Press. Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 23-25.

Herring, S. C. (2007). Questioning the Generational Divide: Technological Exoticism and Adult Constructions of Online Youth Identity. In Buckingham, D. (Ed.), The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning (pp. 71-92). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Herring, Susan C., John C. Paolillo, Irine Ramos-Vielba, Inna Kouper, Elijah Wright, Sharon Stoerger, Lois Ann Scheidt, and Benjamin Clark. (2007). Language networks on LiveJournal. Proceedings of the Fortieth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-2007). Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Press.

Hewitt, Anne and Andrea Forte. (2006). Crossing Boundaries: Identity Management and Student/Faculty Relationships on the Facebook. Poster presented at CSCW, Banff, Alberta.

Hinduja, Sameer and J.W. Patchin, 2008. Personal information of adolescents on the Internet: A quantitative content analysis of MySpace. Journal of Adolescence 31 (1), pp. 125–146.

Hjorth, Larissa. (2008, forthcoming). Home and away: a case study of Cyworld mini-hompy by Korean students studying abroad in Australia. Asian Studies Review, The Internet in East Asia special issue (ed) Anne McLaren.

Hjorth, Larissa and Heewon Kim (2005). Being There and Being Here: Gendered Customising of Mobile 3G Practices Through a Case Study in Seoul. Convergence 11 (2), 49-55.

Hodge, Matthew J. (2006). The Fourth Amendment and privacy issues on the "new" internet: and Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 31.

Hodkinson, Paul and Lincoln, Sian (2008), Online Journals as Virtual Bedrooms? Young People, Identity and Personal Space, YOUNG 16 (1). [email author]

Hodkinson, Paul (2007), 'Interactive Online Journals and Individualisation', New Media and Society, 9 (4), pp. 625-650.

Hodkinson, Paul (2006), 'Subcultural Blogging? Online Journals and Group Involvement Among UK Goths', in Bruns, A and Jacobs, J., Uses of Blogs, New York: Peter Lang, pp187-199.

Hogan, Bernie (2008), Analyzing Social Networks via the Internet. In Nigel Fielding, Raymond M. Lee, & Grant Blank (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Online Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, pp. 141-160.

Hsu, William H., Joseph Lancaster, Martin S.R. Paradesi, & Tim Weninger. (2007). Structural link analysis from user profiles and friends networks: a feature construction approach. Proceedings of ICWSM-2007 . Boulder, CO, 75-80.

Humphreys, Lee. (2007). Mobile Social Networks and Social Practice: A Case Study of Dodgeball. JCMC, 13 (1). [Special Issue of JCMC on Social Network Sites, Eds.: danah boyd and Nicole Ellison.]

Jagatic, Tom, Nathaniel Johnson, Markus Jakobsson, and Filippo Menczer. (2007). Social phishing. Communications of the ACM 50(10), 94-100.

Jernigan, Carter and Behram F.T. Mistree. (2009). Gaydar: Facebook friendships expose sexual orientation. First Monday 14(10).

Joinson, Adam N. (2008). Looking at, looking up or keeping up with people? Motives and use of Facebook. SIGCHI 2008, 1027-1036.

Jones, Steve, Sarah Millermaier, Mariana Goya-Martinez, and Jessica Schuler. (2008). Whose Space is MySpace? A content analysis of MySpace profiles. First Monday 13 (9).

Kapoor, Nishikant, Joseph Konstan, & Loren Terveen. (2005). How Peer Photos Influence Member Participation in Online Communities. Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005, April 2–7, 2005, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Kim, Kyung-Hee and Haejin Yun. (2007). Cying for Me, Cying for Us: Relational Dialectics in a Korean Social Network Site. JCMC, 13 (1). [Special Issue of JCMC on Social Network Sites, Eds.: danah boyd and Nicole Ellison.]

Komito, Lee and Jessica Bates. (2009) Virtually Local: social media and community amongst Polish nationals in Dublin. ASLIB Proceedings, 61 (3): 232-244.

Kramer, Nicole and Stephan Winter. (2008). Impression Management 2.0: The Relationship of Self-Esteem, Extraversion, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Presentation Within Social Networking Sites. Journal of Media Psychology: Theories, Methods, and Applications 20 (3).

Krishnamurthy, Balachander and Craig E. Wills. (2008). Characterizing Privacy in Online Social Networks. Proceedings of the first workshop on Online social networks. ACM.

Kumar, Ravi, Jasmine Novak, & Andrew Tomkins. (2006) Structure and evolution of online social networks. Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery in Data Mining (KDD-2006) (pp. 611-617). New York: ACM Press. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 20–23, 2006.

Lai, Linda SL & Turban, Efraim. 2008. “Group Formation and Operations in the Web 2.0 Environment and Social Networks”, Group Decision and Negotiation, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 387-402.

Lampe, Cliff, Ellison, Nicole, & Steinfield, Charles. (2008). Changes in Use and Perception of Facebook. In Proceedings of the 2008 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work.

Lampe, Cliff, Ellison, Nicole, and Steinfeld, Charles. (2007).  A Familiar Face(book): Profile Elements as Signals in an Online Social Network. Proceedings of Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2007) (pp. 435-444). New York: ACM Press. San Jose, CA.

Lampe, Cliff, Ellison, Nicole, and Steinfeld, Charles. (2006). A face(book) in the crowd: social searching vs. social browsing. Proceedings of CSCW-2006 (pp. 167-170). New York: ACM Press. Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Lange, Patricia. (2007). Publicly Private and Privately Public: Social Networking on YouTube. JCMC, 13 (1). [Special Issue of JCMC on Social Network Sites, Eds.: danah boyd and Nicole Ellison.]

Lee, A. Y. and Bruckman, A. S. (2007). Judging you by the company you keep: dating on social networking sites. In Proceedings of the 2007 international ACM conference on Supporting group work %@ 978-1-59593-845-9, Sanibel Island, Florida, USA, 2007 (pp. 371-378). ACM.

Lewis, Jane and Anne West. (2009). ‘Friending’: London-based undergraduates’ experience of Facebook. New Media & Society.

Lewis, K., Kaufman, J., Gonzalez, M., Wimmer, A., and Christakis, N. (2008). Tastes, ties, and time: A new social network dataset using Social Networks.

Lewis, K., Kaufman, J., and Christakis, N. (2008). The Taste for Privacy: An Analysis of College Student Privacy Settings in an Online Social Network. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14(1), 79-100.

Lewis, C. C. and George, J. F. (2008). Cross-cultural deception in social networking sites and face-to-face communication. Computers in Human Behavior.

Liben-Nowell, David, Jasmine Novak, Ravi Kumar, Prabhakar Raghavan, and Andrew Tomkins. (2005) Geographic routing in social networks. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences , 102 (33) 11,623-11,628.

Liu, Hugo. (2007). Social Network Profiles as Taste Performances. JCMC, 13 (1). [Special Issue of JCMC on Social Network Sites, Eds.: danah boyd and Nicole Ellison.]

Liu, Hugo, Pattie Maes, Glorianna Davenport. (2006). Unraveling the taste fabric of social networks. International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems 2(1), 42-71, Hershey, PA: Idea Academic Publishers.

Livingstone, Sonia. (2008) "Taking Risky Opportunities in Youthful Content Creation: Teenagers' Use of Social Networking Sites for Intimacy, Privacy and Self-Expression", New Media & Society, 10 (3), pp. xx-yy. (email author)

Livingstone, S. (2007). Internet Literacy: Young People's Negotiation of New Online Opportunities. In McPherson, T. (Ed.), The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning (pp. 101-122). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Lugano, G. (2008). Mobile social networking in theory and practice. First Monday, 13(11).

Mack, D., Head, A., Roberts, B., and Rimland, E. (2007). Reaching Students with Facebook: Data and Best Practices. Electronic Journal of Academic and Special Librarianship, 8(2).

Madison, Michael J. (2006). Social Software, Groups, and Governance. Michigan State Law Review, pp. 153-191.

Joy Magnuson, Melissa and Lauren Dundes. (2008). Gender Differences in “Social Portraits” Reflected in MySpace Profiles. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 11(2): 239-241.

Marwick, Alice. (2008). To Catch a Predator? The MySpace Moral Panic. First Monday 13 (6).

Masso, Paolo. (2006). A Survey of Trust Use and Modeling in Current Real Systems. Trust in E-services: Technologies, Practices and Challenges. Idea Group.

Mayer, Adalbert, and Steven L. Puller. (2008). The old boy (and girl) network: Social network formation on university campuses. Journal of Public Economics, 92(1-2), 329-347.

Mazer, J. P., Murphy, R. E., and Simonds, C. J. (2007). I'll See You On "Facebook": The Effects of Computer-Mediated Teacher Self-Disclosure on Student Motivation, Affective Learning, and Classroom Climate. Communication Education 56 (1), 1-17.

McGeveran, William. (2009). Disclosure, Endorsement, and Identity in Social Marketing. University of Illinois Law Review, 1105.

Mellins, Maria. (2008). The female vampire community and online social networks: Virtual celebrity and mini communities: Initial thoughts. International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics 4 (2), 254-258.

Miller, V. (2008). New Media, Networking and Phatic Culture. Convergence, 14(4), 387-400.

Miller, S. E. and Jensen, L. A. (2007). Connecting and Communicating with Students on Facebook. Computers in Libraries, 27(8), 18-22.

Mislove, Alan, Massimiliano Marcon, Krishna Gummadi, Peter Druschel, and Bobby Bhattacharjee. (2007). Measurement and analysis of Online social networks. IMC. ACM. San Diego.

Mitchell, K. J. and Ybarra, M. (2009). Social Networking Sites: Finding a Balance Between Their Risks and Benefits. Archives of Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine, 163(1), 87-89.

Moreno, M. A., Parks, M. R., Zimmerman, F. J., Brito, T. E., and Christakis, D. A. (2009). Display of Health Risk Behaviors on MySpace by Adolescents: Prevalence and Associations. Archives of Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine, 163(1), 27-34.

Moreno, M. A., VanderStoep, A., Parks, M. R., Zimmerman, F. J., Kurth, A., and Christakis, D. A. (2009). Reducing At-Risk Adolescents' Display of Risk Behavior on a Social Networking Web Site: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Intervention Trial. Archives of Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine, 163(1), 35-41.

Muise, Amy, Emily Christofides, and Serge Desmarais. (2009). More Information than You Ever Wanted: Does Facebook Bring Out the Green-Eyed Monster of Jealousy? CyberPsychology & Behavior 12 (2).

Onnela, J. P., Saramaki, J., Hyvonen, J., Szabo, G., Lazer, D., Kaski, K., Kertesz, J., and Barabasi, A. L. (2007). Structure and tie strengths in mobile communication networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(18), 7332-7336.

Orr, Emily S., Mia Sisic, Craig Ross, Mary G. Simmering, Jaime M. Arseneault, and R. Robert Orr. (2009). The Influence of Shyness on the Use of Facebook in an Undergraduate Sample. CyberPsychology & Behavior : 1-4.

Paolillo, John C. and Elijah Wright. (2005). Social network analysis on the semantic web: Techniques and challenges for visualizing foaf. In V. Geroimenko & C. Chen (Eds.), Visualizing the Semantic Web (pp. 229-242). Berlin: Springer.

Park, Namsu, Kerk F. Kee, and Sebastian Valenzuela. (2009). Being immersed in social networking environment: Facebook Groups, uses and gratifications, and social outcomes. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 12(X), 1-5.

Papacharissi, Zizi. (2009). The Virtual Geographies of Social Networks: A comparative analysis of Facebook, LinkedIn and ASmallWorld. New Media & Society 11, 199-220.

Pearson, Erika. (2009) All the World Wide Web's a stage: The performance of identity in online social networks. First Monday 14 (3).

Pearson, Erika. (2007) Digital gifts: Participation and gift exchange in LiveJournal communities. First Monday 12 (5).

Perkel, Dan. (forthcoming). Copy and Paste Literacy? Literacy Practices in the Production of a MySpace Profile. In Drotner, Kirsten, Hans Siggard Jensen, and Kim Schroeder (eds). Informal Learning and Digital Media: Constructions, Contexts, Consequences. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Pfeil, U., Arjan, R., and Zaphiris, P. (2008). Age differences in online social networking - A study of user profiles and the social capital divide among teenagers and older users in MySpace. Computers in Human Behavior.

Ploderer, B., Howard, S., & Thomas, P. (2008). Being online, living offline: The influence of social ties over the appropriation of social network sites. Proceedings of CSCW 2008.

Ploderer, B., Howard, S., Thomas, P., & Reitberger, W. (2008). “Hey world, take a look at me!”: Appreciating the human body on social network sites. Proceedings of Persuasive 2008, 245-248.

Preibusch, Soren, Bettina Hoser, Seda Gürses, & Bettina Berendt. (2007). Ubiquitous social networks ? opportunities and challenges for privacy-aware user modelling. Proceedings of the Workshop on Data Mining for User Modelling at UM 2007, Corfu, Greece, June 2007.

Quan-Haase, A. (2007). University Students' Local And Distant Social Ties: Using and integrating modes of communication on campus. Information, Communication & Society, 10(5), 671 - 693.

Raacke, John and Jennifer Bonds-Raacke. (2008). MySpace and Facebook: Applying the uses and gratifications theory to exploring friend-networking sites. Cyberpsychology & Behavior, 11(2), 169-174.

Rau, P. P., Gao, Q., and Ding, Y. (2008). Relationship between the level of intimacy and lurking in online social network services. Computers in Human Behavior.

Recuero, Raquel. (2005). O Capital Social em Redes Sociais na Internet. Revista FAMECOS , 28 , 88-106. (Social Capital in Internet Social Networks) (in Portuguese) This paper compares social capital found in five Orkut Brazilian communities and social capital found in five weblog communities. It is based on a 2 year qualitative research about weblog communities and orkut communities.

Recuero, Raquel. (2005). Um estudo do capital social gerado a partir das Redes Sociais no Orkut e nos Weblogs. Trabalho apresentado no GT de Tecnologias da Comunicacao e da Informacao da COMPOS 2005, em Niteroi/RJ. (in Portuguese)

Recuero, Raquel. (2004). Teoria das Redes e Redes Sociais na Internet: Considerações sobre o Orkut, os Weblogs e os Fotologs. In: XXVII Intercom, 2004, Porto Alegre. Anais do XXVII Intercom, 2004. (Network Theory and Social Networks in the Internet: Considerations about Orkut, Fotologs and Weblogs) (in Portuguese) This paper is about orkut's social appropriation by Brazilians. It is more of an essay about how much of "new network's theory" (Barabási, Watts, Newman, Adamic and so on) could be qualitative observed within orkut, weblogs and fotologs.

Richter, Alexander and Michael Koch. (2008). Functions of Social Networking Services. Proceedings of the 8th international conference on the design of cooperative systems, France.

Rosen, Christine. (2007). Virtual Friendship and the New Narcisissm. The New Atlantis, 17 (Summer), 15-31.

Ross, C., Orr, E. S., Sisic, M., Arseneault, J. M., Simmering, M. G., and Orr, R. R. (2009). Personality and motivations associated with Facebook use. Computers in Human Behavior, --.

Rotman, D., Golbeck, J., and Preece, J. 2009. The community is where the rapport is -- on sense and structure in the youtube community. In Proceedings of the Fourth international Conference on Communities and Technologies (University Park, PA, USA, June 25 - 27, 2009). C&T '09. ACM, New York, NY, 41-50.

Ryberg, Thomas and Marlene Larsen. (2008). Networked Identities - Understanding Relationships between Strong and Weak Ties in Networked Environments. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 24 (2), 103-115(13).

Seder, J. P. and Oishi, S. (2009). Ethnic/Racial Homogeneity in College Students' Facebook Friendship Networks and Subjective Well-Being. Journal of Research in Personality, In Press, Accepted Manuscript.

Selwyn, N. (2008). A Safe Haven for Misbehaving?: An Investigation of Online Misbehavior Among University Students. Social Science Computer Review, 26(4), 446-465.

Sessions, Lauren. (2009). "You looked better on MySpace" Deception and authenticity on Web 2.0. First Monday 14(7).

Shaheen, M. A. (2008). Use of social networks and information seeking behavior of students during political crises in Pakistan: A case study. The International Information & Library Review.

Sheldon, Pavica. (2008). The Relationship Between Unwillingness-to-Communicate and Students Facebook Use. Journal of Media Psychology: Theories, Methods, and Applications, 20(2), 67-75.

Siibak, A. (2007). Reflections of RL in the Virtual World. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 1.

Siibak, Andra. (2007) Marketing the Self in the Virtual World. Visual Gender Identity of the Young in Estonian Dating Website Rate in I. Ivanova (Ed.) Intersections: Gender Matters in the Baltics.

Siibak, Andra. (2006). Romeo and Juliet of the Virtual World: Visual Gender Identity of the Most Remarkable Youngsters in Estonian Dating Website Rate. in Sudweeks, F., Hrachovec, H., Ess, C (eds.) Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology and Communication 2006, pp. 580-592.

Skog, Daniel (2005). Social interaction in virtual communities: The significance of technology. International Journal of Web Based Communities, 1 (4), 464-474.

Snyder, Johnny, Don Carpenter, & Gayla Jo Slauson. (2006). a social networking site and social contract theory. Dallas, TX: ISECON 23.

Spertus, Ellen, Mehran Sahami and Orkut Buyukkokten. (2005). Evaluating similarity measures: a large-scale study in the orkut social network. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery in Data Mining (KDD-2005) (pp. 678-684).

Steinfield, Charles, Joan M. DiMicco, Nicole B. Ellison, & Cliff Lampe. (2009). Bowling Online: Social Networking and Social Capital within the Organization. Proceedings of the fourth international conference on Communities and technologies. New York: ACM Press.

Steinfield, Charles, Nicole Ellison & Cliff Lampe. (2008). Social capital, self-esteem, and use of online social network sites: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology 29 (6).

Strater, K. and Richter, H. (2007). Examining privacy and disclosure in a social networking community. In SOUPS '07: Proceedings of the 3rd symposium on Usable privacy and security, New York, NY, USA, 2007 (pp. 157-158). ACM.

Stutzman, Frederic. (2008) The Spatial Production of Friendship. Re-Public special issue: Towards a critique of the social web.

Stutzman, Frederic. (2006). An Evaluation of Identity-Sharing Behavior in Social Network Communities. Journal of the International Digital Media and Arts Association, 3 (1), 10-18.

Sveningsson Elm, Malin. (forthcoming). “Teenagers get undressed on the internet” - Young people’s exposure of bodies in a Swedish Internet community. Nordicom Review.

Sveningsson Elm, Malin. (2007). Gender stereotypes and young people’s presentations of relationships in a Swedish Internet community. YOUNG 15(2), p. 145-167.

Sveningsson Elm, Malin. (2007). Doing and undoing gender in a Swedish Internet community. In: Sveningsson Elm, Malin & Sundén, Jenny (Eds.). Cyberfeminism in Northern lights. Gender and digital media in a Nordic context. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Sveningsson Elm, Malin. (2006). Young men’s gender- and identity work in a Swedish Web community. In Mia Consalvo & Caroline Haythornthwaite (Eds.) AoIR Internet Annual Volume 4. Amherst: Peter Lang Publishing.

Swamynathan, Gyatri, Christo Wilson, Bryce Boe, Ben Y. Zhao and Kevin Almeroth. (2008) Can Social Networks Improve e-Commerce: a Study on Social Marketplaces. Proceedings of the first workshop on Online social networks. ACM.

Thelwall, M. (2009, to appear). Homophily in MySpace. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

Thelwall, Michael. (2009, to appear). Social Network Sites: Users and Uses. In M. Zelkowitz (Ed.) Advances In Computers. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [email author for copy]

Thelwall, Michael.. (2008, to appear). Fk yea I swear: Cursing and gender in MySpace. Corpora, 3(1). Preprint (with extended literature review and background information compared to the published version) available here.

Thelwall, Michael. (2008, to appear). No place for news in social network web sites? Online Information Review, 21(5/6).

Thelwall, M. (2008). Text in social networking Web sites: A word frequency analysis of Live Spaces. First Monday, 13(2).

Thelwall, Michael. (2008). How are social networking sites embedded in the Web? An exploratory link analysis. Cybermetrics, 12(1).

Tong, Stephanie Tom, Brandon Van Der Heide, Lindsey Langwell & Joseph B. Walther. (2008). Too much of a good thing? The relationship between number of friends and interpersonal impressions on Facebook. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(3), 531-549.

Treré, Emiliano. (2008) Privacy and Facebook. Reflections on past, present and future research, proceedings of the conference “Mobile Communication and the Ethics of Social Networking”, edited by Kristof Nyiri.

Tufekci, Zeynep. (in press). Can You See Me Now? Audience and Disclosure Management in Online Social Network Sites. Bulletin of Science and Technology Studies.

Tufekci, Zeynep. (2008) Grooming, Gossip, Facebook and Myspace: What Can We Learn About These Sites From Those Who Won't Assimilate? Information, Communication, and Society 11 (4), pp. 544-564.

Tynes, B. M. (2007). Internet Safety Gone Wild?: Sacrificing the Educational and Psychosocial Benefits of Online Social Environments. Journal of Adolescent Research, 22(6), 575-584.

Valkenburg, P. M. and Peter, J. (2008). Adolescents' Identity Experiments on the Internet: Consequences for Social Competence and Self-Concept Unity. Communication Research, 35(2), 208-231.

van Doorn, Niels. (December 2009). The Ties That Bind: The Networked Performance of Gender, Sexuality, and Friendship on MySpace. New Media and Society, forthcoming.

Valenzuela, Sebastian, Namsu Park, and Kerk F. Kee. (2009). Is there social capital in a social network site?: Facebook use and college students' life satisfaction, trust, and participation. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14(4), 875-901.

Valkenburg, Patti M., Jorchen Peter, and Alexander P. Schouten. (2006). "Friend Networking Sites and Their Relationship to Adolescents' Well-Being and Social Self-Esteem." Cyberpsychology & Behaviour, 9 (5), 584-90.

Vie, S. (2008). Digital Divide 2.0: "Generation M" and Online Social Networking Sites in the Composition Classroom. Computers and Composition, 25(1), 9-23.

Walther, J. B., Van Der Heide, B., Kim, S., Westerman, D., and Tong, S. T. (2008). The Role of Friends' Appearance and Behavior on Evaluations of Individuals on Facebook: Are We Known by the Company We Keep?. Human Communication Research, 34(1), 28-49.

Walther, Joseph B., Brandon Van Der Heide, L. Hamel, & H. Shulman. (in press). Self-generated versus other-generated statements and impressions in computer-mediated communication: A test of warranting theory using Facebook. Communication Research.

Walther, Joseph B., Brandon Van Der Heide, Sang-Yeon Kim, David Westerman, Stephanie Tom Tong, and Lindsey Langwell. (2008). The Role of Friends' Appearance and Behavior on Evaluations of Individuals on Facebook: Are We Known by the Company We Keep? Human Communication Research, 34, 28-49.

Warr, W. A. (2008). Social software: fun and games, or business tools?. Journal of Information Science, 34(4), 591-604.

Weisbuch, M., Ivcevic, Z., and Ambady, N. (2009). On Being Liked on the Web and in the "Real World": Consistency in First Impressions across Personal Webpages and Spontaneous Behavior. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

West, Anne, Jane Lewis, and Peter Currie. (2009). Students' Facebook 'friends': public and private spheres. Journal of Youth Studies 12(6), 615-627.

Williams, A. L. and Merten, M. J. (2009). Adolescents' Online Social Networking Following the Death of a Peer. Journal of Adolescent Research, 24(1), 67-90.

Williams, Amanda L. & Merton, Michael J. (2008). A review of online social networking profiles by adolescents: Implications for future research and intervention. Adolescence, 43, 253-275.

Williams, C. B. and Gulati, G. J. (2007). Social Networks in Political Campaigns: Facebook and the 2006 Midterm Elections. In American Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, 2007.

Williams, B. (2008). "What South Park Character Are You?'": Popular Culture, Literacy, and Online Performances of Identity. Computers and Composition, 25(1), 24-39.

Yang, K. Wayne (in press). Organizing MySpace: Youth walkouts, pleasure, politics and new media. Educational Foundations.

Yardi, S. (2007). Whispers in the Classroom. In McPherson, T. (Ed.), The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning (pp. 143-164). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Ybarra, M. L., & Mitchell, K. J. (2008). How risky are social networking sites? a comparison of places online where youth sexual solicitation and harassment occurs. Pediatrics, 121(2), E350-E357.

Young, Sean, Debo Dutta, and Gopal Dommety. (2009). Extrapolating Psychological Insights from Facebook Profiles: A Study of Religion and Relationship Status. CyberPsychology & Behavior 12 (2).

Zhao, S., Grasmuck, S., and Martin, J. (2008). Identity construction on Facebook: Digital empowerment in anchored relationships. Computers in Human Behavior, 24(5), 1816-1836.

Zhao, Shanyang. 2008. Teen Adoption of MySpace and IM: Inner-City versus Suburban Differences. CyberPsychology & Behavior.

Zhao, Shanyang, Grasmuck, S., & Martin, J. 2008. Identity Construction on Facebook: Digital Empowerment in Anchored Relationships. Computers in Human Behavior 24:1816-1836.

Zhao, S. (2006). Do Internet Users Have More Social Ties? A Call for Differentiated Analyses of Internet Use. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 11(3), 844-862.

Zywica, J. and Danowski, J. (2008). The Faces of Facebookers: Investigating Social Enhancement and Social Compensation Hypotheses; Predicting Facebook and Offline Popularity from Sociability and Self-Esteem, and Mapping the Meanings of Popularity with Semantic Networks. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14(1), 1-34.

Conference Talk Papers:

boyd, danah. (2006). G/localization: When Global Information and Local Interaction Collide. O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, San Diego, CA. March 6.

boyd, danah. (2006). Identity Production in a Networked Culture: Why Youth Heart MySpace. Talk as AAAS 2006 (part of panel: "It's 10PM: Do You Know Where Your Children Are ... Online!"). St. Louis, Missouri: February 19.

Coenen, T., Kenis, D., Damme, C. V., and Matthys, E. (2006). Knowledge Sharing over Social Networking Systems: Architecture, Usage Patterns and Their Application. In OTM Workshops (pp. 189-198).

DiPerna, P. (2006). The Connector Website Model: New Implications for Social Change. In American Sociological Association 2006, Montreal, 2006.

Ellison, N., Lampe, C., and Steinfield, C. (2008). Net Worth: Facebook Use and Changes in Social Capital over Time. In Proceedings of ICA 2008.

Ellison, N., Steinfeld, C., and Lampe, C. (2006). Spatially Bounded Online Social Networks and Social Capital: The Role of Facebook. In Proceedings of ICA 2006.

Geidner, Nicholas W., Flook, Christopher A., & Bell, Mark W. (2007, April). Masculinity and online social networks: Male self-identification on Paper presented at Eastern Communication Association 98th Annual Meeting, Providence, RI.

Kim, Y. M. & Geidner, Nicholas W. (2008). Politics as friendship: The impact of online social networks on young voters' political behavior. Presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada.

Kushin, Matt J. & Kitchener, K. (2009, February). Getting political on social network sites: Exploring online political discourse on Facebook. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Kushin, Matt J. & Yamamoto, M. (2009, February). Searching For media complementarity: Use of social network sites and other online media for campaign information among young adults. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Lai, Linda SL. 2008. “So Far Away, Yet So Near: Social Connectedness of Travellers on Social Networking Sites”, Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Commerce 2008, NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July 2008, pp. 48-54.

Lai, Linda SL. 2007. “Impacts of Web 2.0 Based Social Networks – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”, Proceedings of the Conference on Information Management and Internet Research 2007, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia, November 2007, pp. 82-91, the Keynote Paper.

Larsen, Malene Charlotte (2007): Understanding Social Networking: On Young People’s Construction and Co-construction of Identity Online. Paper for the conference Internet Research 8.0: Let’s Play, Association of Internet Researchers, Vancouver.

Marwick, Alice. 2005. 'I'm a Lot More Interesting than a Friendster Profile': Identity Presentation, Authenticity and Power in Social Networking Services. Paper presented at AOIR 6.0, Chicago, IL.

Meimin, Ou. (2008). Social Networking Sites: A Uses and Gratifications perspective. Asian Media and Information Communications Conference, Manila, Philippines. July 15.

Meneses, J. (2004). The case: A reflection on the exploration of new ways to online sociability in the tradition of the study of virtual communities. In M. Petrizzo, I. Maya & J. L. Molina (chair), el análisis de redes sociales (ars) y comunidades en línea: listas de distribución, plataformas de networking y peer-to-peer networks. Paper presented at the ii International Congress for the Observatory of the Cibersociety, November 2nd - 4th. (In Spanish)

Nurullah, Abu Sadat. (2007). The Sociology of Cyberspace: Youth Online Networking and Cyberfriendship Formation. Paper presented at the 8th Conference of the Asia Pacific Sociological Association, Penang, Malaysia, 19th–21st November 2007. (request paper via email)

Nyland, Rob and Chris Near (2007). Jesus is My Friend: Religiosity as a Mediating Factor in Internet Social Networking Use. Paper presented at AEJMC Midwinter Conference, Reno, NV, February 23-24.

Perkel, Dan. (2006). Copy and Paste Literacy: Literacy Practices in the Production of a MySpace Profile. Informal Learning and Digital Media. Odense Denmark: September 21-23.

Selwyn, N. (2007) ‘‘Screw Blackboard... do it on Facebook!’: an investigation of students’ educational use of Facebook’. Poke 1.0 - Facebook social research symposium, University of London, November 15.

Siibak, A. (2007). Casanova` s of the Virtual World. How Boys Present Themselves on Dating Websites . In: Young People at the Crossroads: 5th International Conference on Youth Research in Karelia; Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, Russian Federation; September 1-5, 2006. (Eds.) M. Muukkonen& K. Sotkasiira . Joensuu University: Joensuun yliopisto, 2007, 83 - 91.

Spence, Jeremiah. (2007). Orkut: a catalysis for the Brazilian internaut. Paper presented at Internet Research 8.0: Let's Play, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October. (abstract)

Stecher, Kristin and Scott Counts. (2008). Spontaneous Inference of Personality Traits from Online Profiles. ICWSM-2008. Seattle: March 30.

Stecher, Kristin and Scott Counts. (2008). Thin Slices of Online Profile Attributes. ICWSM-2008. Seattle: March 30.

Sveningsson Elm, M. (2007). Taking the girls’ room online. Similarities and differences between traditional girls room and computer-mediated ones. Paper presented at INTER: A European Cultural Studies Conference in Sweden, ACSIS, Norrköping, June 11-13, 2007. Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings.

Takahashi, Toshie. (2008). Mobile Phones and Social Networking Sites: Digital Natives‘ Engagement with Media in Everyday Life in Japan. Paper presented at Media, Communication & Humanity 2008. London, England. September 21-23, 2008.

Thelwall, Michael. (2008/9, to appear). Social networks, gender and friending: An analysis of MySpace member profiles. Social networks, gender and friending: An analysis of MySpace member profiles, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. (Preprint)

Timusk, Peter. (2007). Exposed edges and tighter nodes: a suggested social networking hypothesis for web 2.0 as seen through a user of facebook a web 2.0 social networking site. Paper presented at the Communications, Information and Technology section of the American Sociology Asssociation Mini Conference 3.0, Second Life, August 12, 2007.

Tufekci, Zeynep. (2007). On the Internet, Everybody Knows You're a Dog: Presentation of Self for Everyday Surveillance. Presented at American Sociological Association. (Please email zeynep dot edu for draft copies).

Utz, Sonja. 2009. The (Potential) Benefits of Campaigning via Social Network Sites. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 14(2), 221-243.

Valenzuela, Sebastian, Namsu Park, & Kerk F. Kee. (2008). Lessons from Facebook: The Effect of Social Network Sites on College Students' Social Capital. Paper presented at the 9th International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, Texas, April 4-5, 2008.

Walton, M., & Donner, J. (2009, 9-11 October). Read-Write-Erase: Mobile-mediated publics in South Africa’s 2009 elections. Paper presented at the International Conference on Mobile Communication and Social Policy, New Brunswick, NJ.

Zinman, Aaron and Judith Donath. (2007). Is Britney Spears Spam? Paper presented at the Fourth Conference on Email and Anti-Spam (CEAS 2007), Mountain View, CA, August 2-3, 2007.

Research-Driven Books (Academic and Trade Presses):

Ito, M. and et. al. (2009). Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out: Living and Learning with New Media. MIT Press.

Li, Charlene and Josh Bernhoff. (2008). Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies. Harvard Business Press.

Martínez Alemán, Ana M. and Katherine Lynk Wartman. (2008). Online Social Networking on Campus
Understanding What Matters in Student Culture.

Rosen, Larry. (2007). Me, MySpace, and I: Parenting the Net Generation. Palgrave Macmillan.

Senft, Theresa. (2008). Camgirls: Celebrity and Community in the Age of Social Networks. Peter Lang.

Solove, D. J. (2007). The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor and Privacy on the Internet. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Research-Driven Reports:

Boase, J., Horrigan, J., Wellman, B., and Rainie, L. (Januart 25, 2006). The Strength of Internet Ties: The internet and email aid users in maintaining their social networks and provide pathways to help when people face big decisions. Pew Internet and American Life Project.

DeRosa, C., Cantrell, J., Havens, A., Hawk, J., and Jenkins, L. (September 11, 2007). Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World. OCLC.

Hobgen, G. (October 25, 2007). Security Issues and Recommendations for Online Social Networks. European Network and Information Security Agency.

Internet Safety Technical Task Force (December 31, 2008). Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies.

Ito, M. and et. al. (2008). Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Report. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Lenhart, A. and Madden, M. (April 18, 2007). Teens, Privacy and Online Social Networks: How teens manage their online identities and personal information in the age of MySpace. Pew Internet and American Life Project.

Macgill, A. R. (October 24, 2007). Parent and Teenager Internet Use. Pew Internet and American Life Project.

OCLC. (2007). Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World.

Ofcom. (2008). Social Networking: A quantitative and qualitative research report into attitudes, behaviours and use.

Pew Internet and American Life Project. (January 11, 2008). Social Networking and Online Videos Take Off: Internet's Broader Role in Campaign 2008.

Pew Internet and American Life Project. (2007, January 7). Social Networking Websites and Teens: An Overview.

Pew Internet and American Life Project. (2007, December 12). Teens and Social Media.

Salaway, G., Caruso, J. B., and Nelson, M. R. (2008). The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology. EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research.

Sharp, Darren (2005). Social Networks. In Barr, Burns and Sharp (2005). Smart Internet 2010. Smart Internet Cooperative Research Centre: Eveleigh, NSW.

Social Network Marketing UK (Tom Chapman). (2008). Social network marketing, engagement marketing and brands.

Smith, A. (October 14, 2007). Teens and Online Stranger Contact. Pew Internet and American Life Project

Storsul, Tanja, Hans Christian Arnseth, Taina Bucher, Gunn Enli, Magnus Hontvedt, Vibeke Kløvstad and Arnt Maasø (2008). New web phenomena. Government administration and the culture of sharing, Report published by IMK and ITU, University of Oslo

Tech Reports and Other Work Not Peer Reviewed

Athanasopoulos, E. A. Makridakis, S. Antonatos, D. Antoniades, S. Ioannidis, K. G. Anagnostakis, E. P. Markatos. Antisocial Networks: Turning a Social Network into a Botnet.

Chew, Monica, Dirk Balfanz, and Ben Laurie. (2008). (Under)mining Privacy in Social Networks.

Fuchs, Christian. 2009. Social Networking Sites and the Surveillance Society. A Critical Case Study of the Usage of studiVZ, Facebook, and MySpace by Students in Salzburg in the Context of Electronic Surveillance. Salzburg/Vienna: Research Group UTI.

Gaudeul, Alexia, Laurence Mathieu and Chiara Peroni. 2008. Blogs and the Economics of Reciprocal Attention. SSRN.

Grimmelmann, James. (in review). "Facebook and the Social Dynamics of Privacy."

Prieur, Christophe, Dominique Cardon, Jean-Samuel Beuscart, Nicolas Pissard, and Pascal Pons. (2008). The Stength of Weak cooperation: A Case Study on Flickr.

Rochau, M., Wobido, N., Mastilo, T., Pent, K., & Chapman, M. (2006) Ourspace: an investigation into the mediated social networks of danish teenagers. Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark. Project Report.

Rosen, L.D., Cheever, N.A., Carrier, L.M. (2007). The Impact of Parental Attachment Style, Limit Setting and Monitoring on Teen MySpace Behavior.

Scholz, Trebor. (2007). A History of the Social Web.

Stein, Yaakov. (2009, April). The Value of Being Linked In.

Web-Only Related Material

boyd, danah and Henry Jenkins. (2006, May 26). Discussion: MySpace and Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA). MIT Tech Talk.

boyd, danah. (2006, March 21). Friendster lost steam. Is MySpace just a fad? Apophenia Blog.

Lerman, K. (2006). Social networks and social information filtering on Digg.

Rosen, C. (2007). Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism. The New Atlantis, 15-31.

Scholz, Trebor. (2007, October 22). What the MySpace generation should know about working for free. re-public: re.imagining democracy Re-public : re-imagining democracy.

Theses and School Papers

Ambrose, David. (2007). Virtual Interactive Communication: A Bicultural Survey Through the Lens of Web2.0. Undergraduate Honors Thesis. Georgetown University, Department of German.

Harkness, Darren James. (2008) The Effect of adding a zero: the blog and identity. Master's Thesis. University of Alberta, Department of Humanities Computing

Jones, Harvey and Jose Hiram Soltren. (2005). Facebook: Threats to Privacy. MIT 6.805/STS085

Kelsic, Eric D. (2005). Understanding complex networks with community-finding algorithms. SURF 2005 final report, Cal-Tech.

Kutlu, Denise and Peter Overgaard. (2007, November). Social Networking Sites: A Comparison of User Experiences on MySpace and Windows Live Spaces. Master's Thesis for IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Laraqui, Jawad (2007) Activity Based Interfaces in Online Social Networks. Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Computer Scienceat the Massachusetts Institute of Technology thesis (MEng)

Lehtinen, Vilma (2007). Maintaining and Extending Social Networks in IRC-galleria. Master's Thesis. University of Helsinki, Department of Social Psychology.

Mishaud, Edward (2007). Twitter: Expressions of the Whole Self. Master's Thesis. London School of Economics, Department of Media and Communications.

Scharmen, Fred (2006, May). You Must Be Logged In To Do That! Yale Arch 752b

Schelling, Jasper. (2007). Social Network Visualization. Hogeschool Rotterdam.

Vitak, Jessica. (2008). Facebook "Friends": How Online Identities Impact Offline Relationships. Master's Thesis. Georgetown University: Communication, Culture & Technology.


Related Research on Web2.0

This is a list of Web2.0-centric articles/books that use Social Network Sites as central to the discussion.

Beer, David and Roger Burrows. (2007). Sociology and, of and in Web 2.0: Some Initial Considerations. Sociological Research Online, 12 (5).

boyd, danah. (2007). The Significance of Social Software. BlogTalks Reloaded: Social Software Research & Cases (ed. Thomas N. Burg and Jan Schmidt). Norderstedt. 2007. pp 15-30.

Lietsala, Katri and Esa Sirkkunen (2008). Social Media. Hypermedia Laboratory Net Series 17. Finland.