New Media & Society

(The median citation count of New Media & Society is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
Extending the Internet meme: Conceptualizing technological mimesis and imitation publics on the TikTok platform139
Seeing the forest for the trees: Visualizing platformization and its governance105
The associations of active and passive social media use with well-being: A critical scoping review90
Believing and sharing misinformation, fact-checks, and accurate information on social media: The role of anxiety during COVID-1985
Dysfunctional information sharing on WhatsApp and Facebook: The role of political talk, cross-cutting exposure and social corrections80
A systematic literature review on disinformation: Toward a unified taxonomical framework80
The unedited public sphere76
Facebook, news media and platform dependency: The institutional impacts of news distribution on social platforms73
Why do so few people share fake news? It hurts their reputation67
Future imaginaries in the making and governing of digital technology: Multiple, contested, commodified65
Exploring heterogeneous ICT use among older adults: The warm experts’ perspective63
Vulnerable populations and misinformation: A mixed-methods approach to underserved older adults’ online information assessment62
Terms of inclusion: Data, discourse, violence59
Data capitalism and the user: An exploration of privacy cynicism in Germany59
The outcomes of gaining digital skills for young people’s lives and wellbeing: A systematic evidence review56
The third digital divide and Bourdieu: Bidirectional conversion of economic, cultural, and social capital to (and from) digital capital among young people in Madrid53
Staying connected while physically apart: Digital communication when face-to-face interactions are limited53
Trump, Twitter, and news media responsiveness: A media systems approach52
The perception of humanness in conversational journalism: An algorithmic information-processing perspective52
Right-wing populism, social media and echo chambers in Western democracies51
Upvoting extremism: Collective identity formation and the extreme right on Reddit50
The limits of the imaginary: Challenges to intervening in future speculations of memory, data, and algorithms49
Temporal arbitrage, fragmented rush, and opportunistic behaviors: The labor politics of time in the platform economy49
When viruses and misinformation spread: How young Singaporeans navigated uncertainty in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak49
Oculus imaginaries: The promises and perils of Facebook’s virtual reality46
Scientific and subversive: The two faces of the fourth era of political campaigning44
Artificial intelligence and mass personalization of communication content—An ethical and literacy perspective44
Anticipating and addressing the ethical implications of deepfakes in the context of elections44
Understanding podcast users: Consumption motives and behaviors42
Performing populism: Trump’s transgressive debate style and the dynamics of Twitter response42
Professional social media usage: Work engagement perspective39
Twitter and Facebook: Populists’ double-barreled gun?39
Does the platform matter? Social media and COVID-19 conspiracy theory beliefs in 17 countries38
Is music streaming bad for musicians? Problems of evidence and argument36
Loot boxes, problem gambling and problem video gaming: A systematic review and meta-synthesis36
Populism in the era of Twitter: How social media contextualized new insights into an old phenomenon35
Hashtagging depression on Instagram: Towards a more inclusive mental health research methodology34
Dynamics of violent and dehumanizing rhetoric in far-right social media33
Tactics of news literacy: How young people access, evaluate, and engage with news on social media33
Digital well-being theory and research32
Mediated trust: A theoretical framework to address the trustworthiness of technological trust mediators32
Health-related fake news on social media platforms: A systematic literature review32
Deplatformization and the governance of the platform ecosystem32
Preparing for smart voice assistants: Cultural histories and media innovations32
Parasocial interactions with real and virtual influencers: The role of perceived similarity and human-likeness32
Autopsy of a metaphor: The origins, use and blind spots of the ‘infodemic’32
“Obscene, pornographic, or otherwise objectionable”: Biased definitions of sexual content in video game live streaming31
Are you ready for artificial Mozart and Skrillex? An experiment testing expectancy violation theory and AI music31
Facebook futures: Mark Zuckerberg’s discursive construction of a better world31
The challenges of studying 4chan and the Alt-Right: ‘Come on in the water’s fine’30
Rethinking the “social” in “social media”: Insights into topology, abstraction, and scale on the Mastodon social network30
Content moderation: Social media’s sexist assemblages30
From archive cultures to ephemeral content, and back: Studying Instagram Stories with digital methods30
A question of perspective: Exploring audiences’ views of journalistic boundaries29
Mapping #MeToo: A synthesis review of digital feminist research across social media platforms29
In(cel)doctrination: How technologically facilitated misogyny moves violence off screens and on to streets29
From observation on social media to offline political participation: The social media affordances approach29
Social media literacy: A conceptual framework29
Temporal ambivalences in smartphone use: Conflicting flows, conflicting responsibilities28
Perceptions of mis- or disinformation exposure predict political cynicism: Evidence from a two-wave survey during the 2018 US midterm elections28
Ms. Categorized: Gender, notability, and inequality on Wikipedia28
Participatory branding on social media: The affordances of live streaming for creative labor28
Incidental news exposure via social media and political participation: Evidence of reciprocal effects26
‘Refugees are not welcome’: Digital racism, online place-making and the evolving categorization of Syrians in Turkey26
Recovering critique in an age of datafication26
In times of crisis: Public perceptions toward COVID-19 contact tracing apps in China, Germany, and the United States26
Telling lies together? Sharing news as a form of social authentication25
Social media, rituals, and long-distance family relationship maintenance: A mixed-methods systematic review25
“Bodies not templates”: Contesting dominant algorithmic imaginaries25
Asymmetrical perceptions of partisan political bots25
Witnessing Eva Stories: Media witnessing and self-inscription in social media memory25
Filtering feminisms: Emergent feminist visibilities on Instagram24
Conspiracy theories in online environments: An interdisciplinary literature review and agenda for future research24
Metaphors in moderation24
‘Welcome to #GabFam’: Far-right virtual community on Gab24
Using social media images as data in social science research23
Digital contact does not promote wellbeing, but face-to-face contact does: A cross-national survey during the COVID-19 pandemic23
Assessing the relative merits of news literacy and corrections in responding to misinformation on Twitter23
What do others’ reactions to body posting on Instagram tell us? The effects of social media comments on viewers’ body image perception23
Rethinking the digital democratic affordance and its impact on political representation: Toward a new framework23
Gender moderation and moderating gender: Sexual content policies in Twitch’s community guidelines23
Hot air and corporate sociotechnical imaginaries: Performing and translating digital futures in the Danish tech scene23
Data and oil: Metaphor, materiality and metabolic rifts23
Does online incivility cancel out the spiral of silence? A moderated mediation model of willingness to speak out23
Enhanced self-regulation: The case of Facebook’s content governance23
Greta Thunberg’s iconicity: Performance and co-performance in the social media ecology22
From parasocial to parakin: Co-creating idols on social media22
The practical and ethical challenges in acquiring and sharing digital trace data: Negotiating public-private partnerships22
Navigating the maze: Deepfakes, cognitive ability, and social media news skepticism21
“I do it my way”: Idioms of practice and digital media ideologies of adolescents and older adults21
Affective polarization in the digital age: Testing the direction of the relationship between social media and users’ feelings for out-group parties21
Nipples, memes, and algorithmic failure: NSFW critique of Tumblr censorship21
The right-time web: Theorizing the kairologic of algorithmic media20
Engagement with candidate posts on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook during the 2019 election20
I saw it on YouTube! How online videos shape perceptions of mind, morality, and fears about robots20
Clickbait news and algorithmic curation: A game theory framework of the relation between journalism, users, and platforms19
Vulnerability in a tracked society: Combining tracking and survey data to understand who gets targeted with what content19
Only “sheep” trust journalists? How citizens’ self-perceptions shape their approach to news19
The year of the “virtual date”: Reimagining dating app affordances during the COVID-19 pandemic19
Identity propaganda: Racial narratives and disinformation19
“Just watching”: A qualitative analysis of non-players’ motivations for video game spectatorship19
Platform enclosure of human behavior and its measurement: Using behavioral trace data against platform episteme19
Metaphors in critical Internet and digital media studies19
The commodification of time and memory: Online communities and the dynamics of commercially produced nostalgia19
The secret life of pet Instagram accounts: Joy, resistance, and commodification in the Internet’s cute economy19
Populist ideas on social media: A dictionary-based measurement of populist communication18
A future so close: Mapping 10 years of promises and futures across the augmented reality development cycle18
Examining augmented reality in journalism: Presence, knowledge gain, and perceived visual authenticity18
Examining the impact of daily exposure to body-positive and fitspiration Instagram content on young women’s mood and body image: An intensive longitudinal study18
Defining affordances in social media research: A literature review18
‘Gillette: The best a beta can get’: Networking hegemonic masculinity in the digital sphere18
Trans-mediated parasocial relationships: Private Facebook groups foster influencer–follower connection18
What are the risks of Virtual Reality data? Learning Analytics, Algorithmic Bias and a Fantasy of Perfect Data18
“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice”: Examining feminist digital activism in the Indian #MeToo movement18
Effects of immersive storytelling on affective, cognitive, and associative empathy: The mediating role of presence17
Influence of the pandemic lockdown on Fridays for Future’s hashtag activism17
Digital omnivores? How digital media reinforce social inequalities in cultural consumption17
Predicting problematic smartphone use over time in adolescence: A latent class regression analysis of online and offline activities17
Hidden youth? A new perspective on the sociality of young people ‘withdrawn’ in the bedroom in a digital age17
Perceiving online public opinion: The impact of Facebook opinion cues, opinion climate congruency, and source credibility on speaking out17
A social semiotic perspective on emoji: How emoji and language interact to make meaning in digital messages17
Virtual reality-based conflict resolution: The impact of immersive 360° video on changing view points and moral judgment in the context of violent intergroup conflict17
Digital inequality in Finland: Access, skills and attitudes as social impact mediators17
Not only people are getting old, the new media are too: Technology generations and the changes in new media use16
Anticipatory news infrastructures: Seeing journalism’s expectations of future publics in its sociotechnical systems16
Games-as-a-service: Conflicted identities on the new front-line of video game development16
Black Lives Matter goes global: Connective action meets cultural hybridity in Brazil, India, and Japan16
Newly minted: Non-fungible tokens and the commodification of fandom16
YouTube as my space: The relationships between YouTube, social connectedness, and (collective) self-esteem among LGBTQ individuals16
Double lockdown: The effects of digital exclusion on undocumented immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic16
Constructing alternative facts: Populist expertise and the QAnon conspiracy16
The return of the social: Algorithmic identity in an age of symbolic demise16
Going online on behalf of someone else: Characteristics of Internet users who act as proxy users16
The management of LGBTQ+ identities on social media: A student perspective15
‘What I’m not gonna buy’: Algorithmic culture jamming and anti-consumer politics on YouTube15
Backdoor advertising scandals, Yingyeo culture, and cancel culture among YouTube Influencers in South Korea15
Going with the flow: Nudging attention online15
“This is not how we imagined it”: Technological affordances, economic drivers, and the Internet architecture imaginary15
Does distrust in humans predict greater trust in AI? Role of individual differences in user responses to content moderation15
Gamblification: A definition15
Voices of the unsung: The role of social presence and interactivity in building empathy in 360 video15
We are what we click: Understanding time and content-based habits of online news readers15
“They were having so much fun, so genuinely . . .”: K-pop fan online affect and corroborated authenticity15
Online social connections and Internet use among people with intellectual disabilities in the United Kingdom during the COVID-19 pandemic15
(In)visible moderation: A digital ethnography of marginalized users and content moderation on Twitch and Reddit14
Too human and not human enough: A grounded theory analysis of mental health harms from emotional dependence on the social chatbot Replika14
How professional photographers engage with and resist digital platform work14
Activist memory narration on social media: Armenian genocide on Instagram14
A review and provocation: On polarization and platforms14
Speaking up or staying silent? Examining the influences of censorship and behavioral contagion on opinion (non-) expression in China14
Unlocking the payment experience: Future imaginaries in the case of digital payments14
Standing on the shoulders of tech giants: Media delivery, streaming television and the rise of global suppliers14
‘The metaverse and how we’ll build it’: The political economy of Meta’s Reality Labs14
Everyday disconnection experiences: Exploring people’s understanding of digital well-being and management of digital media use14
The rise of Instagram as a tool for political communication: A longitudinal study of European political parties and their followers14
A snap of your true self: How self-presentation and temporal affordance influence self-concept on social media14
Beyond positive or negative: Understanding the phenomenology, typologies and impact of incidental news exposure on citizens’ daily lives14
“Backstage moments during the campaign”: The interactive use of Instagram by Spanish political leaders14
Gamification and work games: Examining consent and resistance among Uber drivers14
The emergence of creative and digital place-making: A scoping review across disciplines14
Techno-capital: Theorizing media and information literacy through information technology capabilities14
Character assassination as a right-wing populist communication tactic on social media: The case of Matteo Salvini in Italy13
Understanding the social in a digital age13
Exploring the learning potential of online gaming communities: An application of the Game Communities of Inquiry Scale13
Ingestible sensors, data, and pharmaceuticals: Subjectivity in the era of digital mental health13
Constraining context: Situating datafication in public administration13
How social media users perceive different forms of online hate speech: A qualitative multi-method study13
Datafication research: Mapping the field for a future agenda13
A softer kind of hard news? Data journalism and the digital renewal of public service news in Sweden13
Symbolic annihilation through design: Pregnancy loss in pregnancy-related mobile apps13
Admins, mods, and benevolent dictators for life: The implicit feudalism of online communities13
Social media use and family connectedness: A systematic review of quantitative literature13
Is sexting bad for adolescent girls’ psychological well-being? A longitudinal assessment in middle to late adolescence13
Facebook confessions: Corporate abdication and Silicon Valley dystopianism13
The construction and mobilization of political consumerism through digital media in a networked social movement12
Can we blame social media for polarization? Counter-evidence against filter bubble claims during the COVID-19 pandemic12
Political implications of disconnection on social media: A study of politically motivated unfriending12
Tracking sex: The implications of widespread sexual data leakage and tracking on porn websites12
Social media and connective action: The case of the Saudi women’s movement for the right to drive12
A longitudinal analysis of the privacy paradox12
Betting on DOTA 2’s Battle Pass: Gamblification and productivity in play12
Doing time, the smart way? Temporalities of the smart prison12
Why settle when there are plenty of fish in the sea? Rusbult’s investment model applied to online dating12
Automated decision-making, digital inclusion and intersectional disabilities12
Theorizing the 2017 blockchain ICO bubble as a network scam12
Social media news deserts: Digital inequalities and incidental news exposure on social media platforms12
Human evaluations of machine translation in an ethically charged situation12
Navigating ambiguous negativity: A case study of live chats12
Policing “Fake” Femininity: Authenticity, Accountability, and Influencer Antifandom12
Fighting biased news diets: Using news media literacy interventions to stimulate online cross-cutting media exposure patterns12
The posthumous privacy paradox: Privacy preferences and behavior regarding digital remains12
Putting the “Me” in endorsement: Understanding and conceptualizing dimensions of self-endorsement using intelligent personal assistants12
More diverse, more politically varied: How social media, search engines and aggregators shape news repertoires in the United Kingdom12
Platform scams: Brazilian workers’ experiences of dishonest and uncertain algorithmic management11
When news media and social media meet: How Facebook users reacted to news stories about a supermarket plastic bag ban11
Making, managing and experiencing ‘the now’: Digital media and the compression and pacing of ‘real-time’11
Mind games: A temporal sentiment analysis of the political messages of the Internet Research Agency on Facebook and Twitter11
Digital intermediation: Unseen infrastructures for cultural production11
The growing field of interdisciplinary research on user comments: A computational scoping review11
Hetero-sexting as mediated intimacy work: ‘Putting something on the line’11
Platform drama: “Cancel culture,” celebrity, and the struggle for accountability on YouTube11
Engineering care in pandemic technogovernance: The politics of care in China and South Korea’s COVID-19 tracking apps11
Online bandwagon effects: Quantitative versus qualitative cues in online comments sections11
The knowledge gap on social media: Examining roles of engagement and networks11
Picturing the pipeline: Mapping settler colonialism on Instagram11
Practical knowledge of algorithms: The case of BreadTube11
People believe misinformation is a threat because they assume others are gullible11
Defining empathy: Interconnected discourses of virtual reality’s prosocial impact11
The alt-right digital migration: A heterogeneous engineering approach to social media platform branding11
Returning to the digital world: Digital technology use and privacy management of women transitioning from incarceration11
Making sense of deepfakes: Socializing AI and building data literacy on GitHub and YouTube11
Engagement at the margins: Investigating how marginalized teens use digital media for political participation11
Asymmetric adjustment: Partisanship and correcting misinformation on Facebook11
I’ll be there for you? Effects of Islamophobic online hate speech and counter speech on Muslim in-group bystanders’ intention to intervene11
Datafied times: Surveillance capitalism, data technologies and the social construction of time in family life11
Explaining inequalities in vulnerable children’s digital skills: The effect of individual and social discrimination10
Internet users’ utopian/dystopian imaginaries of society in the digital age: Theorizing critical digital literacy and civic engagement10
Is it all about storytelling? Living and learning hereditary cancer on Twitter10
Pre-service teachers’ insights on data agency10
Birthdays, anniversaries, and temporalities: Or how the past is represented as relevant through on-this-date media10
Who gets lost? How digital academic reading impacts equal opportunity in higher education10
Participatory censorship: How online fandom community facilitates authoritarian rule10
Authoritarian downgrading, (self)censorship and new media activism after the Arab Spring10
Snapchat lenses and body image concerns10
Common sense or censorship: How algorithmic moderators and message type influence perceptions of online content deletion10
Popular music reaction videos: Reactivity, creator labor, and the performance of listening online10
The Lovelace effect: Perceptions of creativity in machines10
Visions of unification and integration: Building brains and communities in the European Human Brain Project10
Online social engagement, depression, and anxiety among older adults10
Digital pruning: Agency and social media use as a personal political project among female weightlifters in recovery from eating disorders10
Game on! A randomised controlled trial evaluation of playable technology in improving body satisfaction and negative affect among adolescents10
Virtual reality perspective-taking at scale: Effect of avatar representation, choice, and head movement on prosocial behaviors10
The emotive politics of digital mood tracking10
Communication privacy management for smart speaker use: Integrating the role of privacy self-efficacy and the multidimensional view10
The cruel optimism of “good crunch”: How game industry discourses perpetuate unsustainable labor practices10
Direct and indirect relationships between social media use and body satisfaction: A prospective study among adolescent boys and girls10
Playing platformized language games: Social media logic and the mutation of participatory cultures in Chinese online fandom10
No one-size-fits-all! Eight profiles of digital inequalities for customized inclusion strategies10
The demise of #NSFW: Contested platform governance and Tumblr’s 2018 adult content ban10
Resilience and vulnerability: Emotional and affective labour in mom blogging10
Making time in digital societies: Considering the interplay of media, data, and temporalities—An introduction to the special issue10
From pre-emption to slowness: Assessing the contrasting temporalities of data-driven predictive policing9
Remediation in the hybrid media environment: Understanding countermedia in context9
The visual politics of public police Instagram use in Canada9
Cultural production and platform mediation: A case in music crowdfunding9
Experiencing organ failure in virtual reality: Effects of self- versus other-embodied perspective taking on empathy and prosocial outcomes9
How offline backgrounds interact with digital capital9
Partisan media, untrustworthy news sites, and political misperceptions9
Picture-perfect populism: Tracing the rise of European populist parties on Facebook9
Synthetic versus human voices in audiobooks: The human emotional intimacy effect9