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You don't know me but can I be your friend? Accepting strangers as friends in Facebook.

Description: Users in social networking sites, such as Facebook, are increasingly receiving friend requests from strangers and accepting strangers as friends. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the Big Five personality traits and strangers' gender in affecting Facebook users' decisions to accept the stranger's friend request by adopting a 2 (gender of the stranger: male vs. female) x 5 (stranger's personality: Neuroticism vs. Extraversion vs. Openness vs. Conscientiousness vs. Agreeable… more
Date: December 2009
Creator: Leow, Serena
Partner: UNT Libraries

CSLA Gets Social with Facebook and Twitter

Description: Presentation for the 2013 Church and Synagogue Library Association (CSLA) Annual Conference. Timely CSLA information is available through social media and provides members another avenue of communication. This presentation discusses how easy it is for members to learn to use Twitter and Facebook for keeping up to date on library issues and promoting libraries.
Date: July 29, 2013
Creator: Cutchin, Cheryl; Hartsock, Ralph & Shufeldt, Pat
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Parasocial Interactions Online: Candidate Intimacy in Webpages and Facebook

Description: This article presents research assessing cognitive processing and behavioral outcome differences that occur when the public interacts with political candidates' webpages as opposed to viewing their Facebook pages.
Date: December 2014
Creator: Schartel Dunn, Stephanie G. & Nisbett, Gwendelyn S.
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
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An Exploratory Study of Students' Use of Facebook and Other Communication Modalities in Order to Receive Student Affairs Information

Description: This qualitative study explored Facebook as a communication tool for student affairs and compared it as a source with other communication modalities to describe the 18-24 year old student preference on receiving information about student affairs departments and activities. The research questions were designed to provide feedback on the current purpose[s] of student use of Facebook for student affairs services as well as reporting additional services and activities that would be considered thro… more
Date: May 2011
Creator: Huppe, Alicia
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Down, Set, Like? A Study of Social Networking and Sports Fandom

Description: Sports in the 21st century have become popular across multiple industries, and a major boon to a television industry dealing with increasing audience fragmentation. So an understanding of fans' behavior is important to all parties. This study, an online survey consisting of 242 responses, examined fandom and its relationship with time spent using social networking sites and found no statistical correlation. Six uses and gratification factors obtained: human connection, network content, distr… more
Date: May 2013
Creator: Otteson, Gabe
Partner: UNT Libraries

Dear Facebook

Description: This book chapter is written in the form of a break-up letter from the author to the social networking website, Facebook. It discusses social networking, technological changes, urbanization, globalization, media technology, and philosophical ideas about society.
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Date: 2010
Creator: Briggle, Adam
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Exploring Critical Factors in Predicting Post-Adoptive Use of Facebook

Description: Social networking applications (SNAs) have experienced a boom in popularity in recent years. Sites like Facebook and MySpace continuously draw new users, and are successful in organizing groups of users around topics of common interest. Among SNAs, Facebook has demonstrably outgrown its rivals growing an estimated 157 percent from 2008 to 2009. Facebook is now estimated to be the fourth largest Internet site in the world, trailing only Google, Microsoft and Yahoo (Schonfeld 2009). This dissert… more
Date: May 2011
Creator: Magro, Michael J.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Extending the Apprenticeship through Informal Learning on Facebook: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Lived Experiences of Music Faculty

Description: Facebook studio groups/pages are commonly used by applied music faculty to communicate with current students, recruit new students, share students' activities, and promote faculty members' professional performances and academic endeavors. However, the blurred lines between academic, professional performance, and social activities in the field have led to a wide variety of approaches to Facebook use by music faculty. This dissertation documents the first generation of music faculty social media … more
Date: May 2017
Creator: Meredith, Tamara R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Social Media in Policing: a Study of Dallas-fort Worth Area City Police Departments

Description: Social media offers numerous opportunities to companies, organizations and government agencies to communicate with people outside their organization, to promote their interests and to better serve their customers, or as in the case with government agencies, to better serve their citizens. However, little is known about how police departments in particular use social media. This research study explores why police departments use social media, how they manage their social media tools, and the pro… more
Date: August 2013
Creator: Altunbas, Fuat
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Consumer Shopping Motivations with Facebook Retailers: Utilitarian Versus Hedonic

Description: Retailers increasingly are connecting with consumers using social media. This two-way, networked communication method facilitates word-of-mouth that may ultimately impact retailer loyalty. The purpose of this study was to examine motivations of consumers’ purchase intention from apparel Facebook retailers, and the relationship between purchase intention and loyalty. Consumer motivations were examined in terms of the utilitarian values of cost, convenience, and information and the hedonic values… more
Date: May 2014
Creator: Anderson, Kelley B.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Structural Affordances and Framing Methods in Animal Rescue Facebook Posts

Description: The overpopulation of domestic animals has become an ongoing problem across the United States. Approximately 1.5 million animals are being euthanized in the United States every year. In fact, shelters euthanize about 23 % of the animals they take in. However, the euthanasia rate would be much greater without animal rescues, which are different than animal shelters. Animal rescues are unique from shelters because they are not government-funded, and they do not usually have a physical location. B… more
Date: August 2022
Creator: Muns, Karan Elizabeth
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Digital Covens: An Ethnographic Examination of the Intersection of Paganism and Social Media

Description: This paper examines how does within the Pagan community uses social media, specifically Facebook groups, as a way of community building, knowledge gathering, and platform for digital ritual. The research was based on a combination of interviews and observational data gathered from various groups. To help analyze the data gathered, theoretical approaches of both mediatization and materiality are employed to understand how digital spaces are being used as a tool for those within the Pagan communi… more
Date: August 2022
Creator: Ferguson, Carlise Pamela
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Facebook Brand Page: an Exploratory Study of Facebook Brand Page Attributes and Their Influence on Purchase Intentions

Description: This study explored attributes of a Facebook brand page (FBP). Seven variables were derived from the framework and applied to FBPs. The goals of this research were to discover which attributes contribute to a successful FBP, determine which attributes increase purchase intentions, and help marketers determine where to focus their efforts. A total of 421 surveys were gathered from men and women ages 18 and older. The methods of this research included factor analysis and multiple regression a… more
Date: December 2013
Creator: Karam, Marian T.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Uses and Gratifications of Facebook Members 35 Years and Older

Description: Online social networking sites continue to grow as a medium of consumption, acting as a changing force for interpersonal communication and media interaction. It is important to understand how and why each demographic segment is using these sites. Facebook is the most popular social networking site in the U.S., with older adults representing a substantial portion of the site’s growth. Previous studies have investigated the use of Facebook among college students and young adults; however, older a… more
Date: August 2011
Creator: Valentine, Aimee
Partner: UNT Libraries

Examination of Online Health Information Seeking Effectiveness: Case Studies of Online Health Communities in COPD Patients

Description: When people access online health information, unfortunately, they have access to both clinically accurate and inaccurate information that they may then utilize to make informed personal health decisions. This research fills a gap in the literature of online health communities as they relate to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The conduct of this research required a multi-phased and multi-method approach, best presented in three distinct essays. In Essays 1 and 2, data gathering wi… more
Date: December 2020
Creator: Boyce, LeAnn Kendetta
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Staying Connected: Technology Use in Grandparent-grandchild Relationships

Description: Despite the distance that often separates grandparents from their young adult grandchildren, the abundance of new technologies provides numerous means of connection for the grandparent-grandchild (GP-GC) dyad. The purpose of this study was to understand how grandparents use technology, namely text messaging and Facebook, in relationships with their young adult grandchildren. Specifically, the aim was to understand grandparents' purposes for using these technologies with their grandchildren, the… more
Date: December 2012
Creator: Novak, Hannah R.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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A Mixed Methods Study of Online Social Comparison and Impostor Phenomenon in Undergraduate Music Education Students

Description: The purpose of this study was to investigate online social comparison and impostor phenomenon (IP) in undergraduate music education students. I employed a sequential explanatory mixed models design to explore the extent to which music education students experienced IP, used Facebook, and engaged in social comparison on Facebook. I explored participants' perceptions of how they engaged in online social comparison in the context of their professional lives. In Phase 1, I surveyed participants to … more
Date: December 2023
Creator: Rinn, Thomas James
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Fuzzy, Transparent, and Fast: Journalists and Public Relations Practitioners Characterize their Connections and Interactions in Social Media

Description: This article examines views on social media interactions between professionals through a mixed-methods study based on a survey including open-ended responses from 167 journalists and public relations practitioners.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Chimbel, Aaron; Everbach, Tracy & Lambiase, Jacqueline
Partner: UNT Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism
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Facebook Marketing for Fashion Apparel Brands: Effect of Other Consumer Postings and Type of Brand Comment on Brand Trust and Purchase Intention

Description: Social networking sites are a major networking tool for consumer interactions as they provide a platform for communication, socialization, and learning activity. Subsequently, social media has become an important marketing tool for advertising companies’ messages. As a result, fashion brands such as H&M and Victoria’s Secret started to show more brand ads on Facebook. Facebook is one of the most powerful social networking sties due to its ability to reach to broad consumer groups through a bra… more
Date: December 2013
Creator: Jung, Yeo Jin
Partner: UNT Libraries
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Social Networking, Workplace, and Entertainment Literacies: the Out-of-school Literate Lives of Newcomer Latina/o Adolescents

Description: Studies indicate that Latina/o immigrant youth engage in a wide range of sophisticated literacy practices outside of school that are often transnational, crossing various linguistic, cultural, and social spaces. Technology has further afforded immigrant youth the opportunity to develop transnational capabilities which are rare in the mainstream population, yet needed in the 21st century of global connectedness. However, Latino immigrant youth drop out of school at disproportional rates, sugges… more
Date: August 2012
Creator: Stewart, Mary Amanda
Partner: UNT Libraries

Social Exchange Theory in the Context of X (Twitter) and Facebook Social Media Platforms with a Focus on Privacy Concerns among Saudi Students

Description: The current research examines the use of social media and its security settings using the Social Exchange Theory (SET) within a Saudi student environment. This research includes an introduction, literature review, methodology, results, and conclusion with the results section presenting the findings from the three essays. The first essay employs the PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) methodology of SET. PRISMA's systematic and exhaustive approach to liter… more
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Date: December 2023
Creator: Alqahtani, Sameer Mohammed S.
Partner: UNT Libraries
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