Social capital in online networks

Javier Sajuria, Jennifer vanHeerde-Hudson, David Hudson, and Niheer Dasandi (UCL) and Yannis Theocharis (Mannheim): Are We Bowling at All? An Analysis of Social Capital in Online Networks. C. R. Blease (UCD): Too Many “Friends”, Too Few “Likes”? Evolutionary Psychology and “Facebook Depression”. Yuanfeng Cai and Dan Zhu (Iowa State): Understanding Factors Influencing Users’ Retweeting Behavior: A Theoretical Perspective. Andreas Jungherr (Bamberg): Twitter in Politics: A Comprehensive Literature Review. Graham T. Beck on how YouTube tutorials are the classrooms of the 21st century — digitized, always on, and personalized; but are they enough to make you a better person? Data mining reveals how conspiracy theories emerge on Facebook. Anti-authoritarianism in the age of the Internet: Mario Vargas Llosa reviews Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground by Emily Parker. Addicted to Likes: Maureen O'Connor on how social media feeds our neediness. Chris Cillizza on how there are six kinds of Twitter — political Twitter is the worst of them. Jordan Weissmann on why Facebook users are like one-night stands for news sites. “Generation Like”: A close look at the evolving and complicated relationship between teens, social media, pop culture, and big brands. How the Internet is narrowing our minds: Linda Besner interviews Astra Taylor, author of The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. Brendan Gahan on why YouTube is not a sweatshop — it’s actually a goldmine, and here’s why. Lauren C. Williams on how the Facebook decade changed the world, for better and for worse.