Blog Archive for Social Media Category

Jessica Myrick, Pennsylvania State University

Research in Progress: The effects of consuming science narratives via social media

August 12, 2019

By Jessica Myrick, Pennsylvania State University

People like stories. More than we even realize, we organize our societies and daily lives around narratives. We feel more comfortable when we know the background plot before being presented with a new crucial bit of information. Stories tend to stick with us longer, too, whereas bullet point lists of facts can… More

Yen-I Lee,Xuerong Lu, Yan Jin, University of Georgia

Research in Progress: What made #MeToo go viral on social media?

July 15, 2019

By Yen-I Lee, Washington State University; Xuerong Lu, University of Georgia doctoral student; Yan Jin, University of Georgia

#MeToo, the most impactful social movement campaign in recent memory, has spread around the world through social media. One of the key questions is what makes social movement messages, like #MeToo, go viral in the increasingly complex and competitive social… More


Page Center study researches immigration-focused images on social media

April 8, 2019

By Jeanine Guidry, Marcus Messner and Jay Adams, Virginia Commonwealth University

While the United States has long been considered a nation of immigrants, the issue of immigration has become more contentious by the day in the past few years.

Whether the issue is limiting travel from specific nations in the Middle East and Africa, building a wall… More

Yeonsoo Kim

Communicating CSR efforts through social media

April 2, 2019

By Yeonsoo Kim, James Madison University

What are the best ways to communicate corporate social responsibility (CSR) through social media? Is it simply providing information about what your company is doing to contribute to society? What if social media users begin to ask questions or make comments about CSR programs? How do companies react to consumers’ comments or… More