Facebook: Five studies dealing with FB (collection of abstracts and links)

Facebook and MySpace: Complement or Substitute for Face-to-Face Interaction? Kujath CL. (Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2010 Jun 24.
[Epub ahead of print])

“The present study hypothesized that this type of communication is not a substitute for face-to-face interaction; rather, that it is an extension of communication with face-to-face partners. A survey was administered to examine the use of Facebook and MySpace in this regard among 183 college students. The study confirmed that Facebook and MySpace do act as an extension of face-to-face interaction, but that some users do tend to rely on Facebook and MySpace for interpersonal communication more than face-to-face interaction.”
Real and perceived attitude agreement in social networks.
Goel S, Mason W, Watts DJ. (J Pers Soc Psychol. 2010 Oct;99(4):611-21.)

“Although considerable attitude similarity exists among friends, the results show that friends disagree more than they think they do. In particular, friends are typically unaware of their disagreements, even when they say they discuss the topic, suggesting that discussion is not the primary means by which friends infer each other’s views on particular issues. Rather, it appears that respondents infer opinions in part by relying on stereotypes of their friends and in part by projecting their own views.”
What’s your personal social media strategy?
Dutta S. (Harv Bus Rev. 2010 Nov;88(11):127-30, 151.)
“Social media are changing the way we do business and how leaders are perceived, from the shop floor to the CEO suite. […] Today’s leaders must embrace social media for three reasons […]. Active participation in social media can be a powerful tool–the difference between leading effectively and ineffectively, and between advancing and faltering in the pursuit of your goals.”
Status update: “I’m so glamorous”. A study of facebook users shows how narcissism and low self-esteem can be interrelated.
Tucker JH. (Sci Am. 2010 Nov;303(5):32.)
— no abstract —
link on pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21033279
More information than you ever wanted: does Facebook bring out the green-eyed monster of jealousy?
Muise A, Christofides E, Desmarais S. (Cyberpsychol Behav. 2009 Aug;12(4):441-4.)

“A hierarchical multiple regression analysis, controlling for individual, personality, and relationship factors, revealed that increased Facebook use significantly predicts Facebook-related jealousy. We argue that this effect may be the result of a feedback loop whereby using Facebook exposes people to often ambiguous information about their partner that they may not otherwise have access to and that this new information incites further Facebook use. Our study provides evidence of Facebook’s unique contributions to the experience of jealousy in romantic relationships.”

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