Social media use and social support – lessons learned from ICA

We are not the only research group interested in the effects of social media use on social capital, that is, the emotional and informational benefits people can get from their social networks. Many talks at the ICA, the conference of the International Communication Association (June 17 – 31, 2013) focused on social media (see here and several focused more specifically on the relationships between Facebook use and social support. What did they find? Continue reading



Welcome to the website of the ERC starting grant project Redefining tie strength: How social media (can) help us to get non-redundant information and emotional support.

On these pages, you will find background information about the project and the team, and we will post our presentations and publications. On the main page, you’ll find up-to-date information about the current status of the project.