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A tale of two sites: Twitter vs. Facebook and the personality predictors of social media usage

I’ve been waiting for this one for a while – really looking forward to getting my hands on it. Such a tease of an abstract… From Computers in Human Behavior Social networking sites (SNS) are quickly becoming one of the most popular tools for social interaction and information exchange. Previous research has shown a relationship […]

6 December 2011 at 18:48 - Comments

The commodification of emotion: Celeb/rating

I read recently of an curious turn of phrase, which, as these phrases often do, belied an interesting idea – ‘commodification of emotion’ – which in itself had an interesting history. It came from the mouth of one Carmen Hermosillo, an early victim of cyberspace. Hers is a very sad story, which I could never […]

9 June 2011 at 08:38 - Comments