Study: Corporations Can Benefit from Altruism During a Crisis
New research from NC State finds that altruism – and social media – can help corporations cultivate trust with consumers on mobile devices during and after natural disasters.
Ghosts of Twitter Past Haunt Job Seekers
Hiring managers are turning to social media more and more as they evaluate job applicants. But without any clear guidelines on when and how such techniques are okay, there are a lot of gray area. Steve McDonald, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program of Sociology at NC State, featured.
The Brave New World of Social Media Screening for New Hires
As social media has proliferated, employers have increasingly been using online information to evaluate job candidates. Steve McDonald, an associate professor of sociology at NC State who studies social networks and labor markets, takes a look at the practice and potential problems of social media as a new employee evaluation tool.
Study: Overusing Social Media as an Adolescent May Hurt Later Love Life
A new study by researchers at NC State and UNC finds that when it comes to romance, the more adolescents communicate online with their boyfriends and girlfriends, the worse they manage conflict and asserting themselves in romantic relationships at a time when kids are developing complex interpersonal skills. Laura Widman, psychology, featured.
Facebook And Instagram Posts May Help Predict College Students With Alcohol Drinking Problems
Social media like Facebook and Instagram may predict student alcohol abuse, study indicates. Lynsey Romo, Communication, featured.
Study Highlights How Twitter is Used to Share Information After a Disaster
Assistant Professor of Communication Andrew Binder has published a study showing how people used Twitter following Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster and highlighting challenges for using the social media tool to share information. Binder's study indicates that social media haven’t changed what we communicate so much as how quickly we can disseminate it.