ICA 2015

All three papers we submitted from ReDefTie got accepted to the 65th Annual ICA Conference. The trip to San Juan was a great experience for our team and we really enjoyed the conference.

Ana and Ruoyun were accepted to the doctoral consortium of the Communication and Technology Division. At the CAT doctoral consortium, we (Ana and Ruoyun) spent a day discussing our and other PhD projects with a handful of excellent students and faculty.

Our papers will be available for download at the conference website for another couple of weeks and you can find the presentation slides here on the blog.


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