Technology & Social Media

Researchers in this area study the design, usage, and implications of a range of communication technologies, including social media, mobile phones, virtual reality, virtual conferencing, vlogging, computers, tablets, television, and many more. Using a variety of theoretical lenses and methodological approaches, we examine how these technologies shape and are shaped by communication processes, social relationships, individual and collective behavior, online communities, and society.

Some examples of our current and recent research topics include:

  • Interpersonal communication and online social relationships
  • Nonverbal behavior in virtual and mixed reality
  • Human-robot and human-agent interaction
  • Individual, group, and community well-being with communication technologies
  • Tools and technologies to support knowledge management and intercultural collaboration
  • New television distribution technologies and changing genres and representations
  • Solidarity in social media crowds
  • Historicizing social media
  • Development, use, and ethics of machine learning, artificial intelligence, algorithms, and big data
  • The labor of social media creation, distribution, and governance
  • Governance through digital communication technologies and governance of the operators of those technologies

Associated Faculty

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Diane Bailey

Geri Gay Professor of Communication

Department of Communication

Diane Bailey
  • diane.bailey [at] cornell.edu
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Natalie Bazarova

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Natalie Bazarova
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Brooke Duffy

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Brooke Duffy
  • bduffy [at] cornell.edu
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Susan Fussell

Professor

Department of Communication

Professor

Department of Information Science

Susan Fussell
Collaborative Work
Computer-Mediated Communication
Culture
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Tarleton Gillespie

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Tarleton Gillespie
  • tlg28 [at] cornell.edu
Algorithms
Copyright
Culture
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Lee Humphreys

Professor and Chair

Department of Communication

Lee Humphreys
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Drew Margolin

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Department of Communication

Drew Margolin
  • dm658 [at] cornell.edu
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J. Nathan Matias

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

J. Nathan Matias
  • nathan.matias [at] cornell.edu
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Dawn Schrader

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Dawn Schrader
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Jonathon Schuldt

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Jonathon Schuldt
Katherine Sender
Katherine Sender

Professor

Department of Communication

Katherine Sender
Andrea Stevenson Won assistant professor.
Andrea Stevenson Won

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication

Andrea Stevenson Won
Connie Yuan
Y. Connie Yuan

Professor

Department of Communication

Professor

Department of Global Development

Y. Connie Yuan
Organizational communication
Intercultural communication
Knowledge management