Our very own Nicole Ellison will be speaking at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University tomorrow.
The benefits of Facebook “Friends”: The social capital implications of Facebook-enabled communication practices
This talk will provide an overview of research exploring the social capital implications of social network site use. Specifically, I will report on new research that attempts to identify specific Facebook-enabled behaviors that contribute to users’ ability to access diverse perspective, novel information, and social support. This research explores the link between bridging social capital levels and Facebook-related factors such as time on site, the number of Facebook Friends, and a set of behaviors we call “Cultivation of Social Resources.”
Come see Nicole speak with the added bonus of most of the MSR Social Media Collective in attendance! And free lunch!