Social Media + Society

(The TQCC of Social Media + Society is 8. 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 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
Changes in Digital Communication During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic: Implications for Digital Inequality and Future Research157
Studying Reddit: A Systematic Overview of Disciplines, Approaches, Methods, and Ethics117
COVID-19 and Health Code: How Digital Platforms Tackle the Pandemic in China97
Experiencing Algorithms: How Young People Understand, Feel About, and Engage With Algorithmic News Selection on Social Media92
Showing They Care (Or Don’t): Affective Publics and Ambivalent Climate Activism on TikTok86
Why’s Everyone on TikTok Now? The Algorithmized Self and the Future of Self-Making on Social Media66
Online Social Endorsement and Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in the United Kingdom62
Social Media and Trust in Scientific Expertise: Debating the Covid-19 Pandemic in The Netherlands54
“You Need At Least One Picture Daily, if Not, You’re Dead”: Content Creators and Platform Evolution in the Social Media Ecology54
Older Adults, Social Technologies, and the Coronavirus Pandemic: Challenges, Strengths, and Strategies for Support53
The Nested Precarities of Creative Labor on Social Media51
Music Platforms and the Optimization of Culture49
Morally Motivated Networked Harassment as Normative Reinforcement48
Do Not Recommend? Reduction as a Form of Content Moderation45
Fighting the ‘Infodemic’: Legal Responses to COVID-19 Disinformation43
More Than Just Privacy: Using Contextual Integrity to Evaluate the Long-Term Risks from COVID-19 Surveillance Technologies43
Mobilizing Users: Does Exposure to Misinformation and Its Correction Affect Users’ Responses to a Health Misinformation Post?41
Social Media and Fear of Missing Out in Adolescents: The Role of Family Characteristics38
Teens’ Motivations to Spread Fake News on WhatsApp37
From “Networked Publics” to “Refracted Publics”: A Companion Framework for Researching “Below the Radar” Studies37
A Second-Order Disaster? Digital Technologies During the COVID-19 Pandemic35
Disinformation and the Structural Transformations of the Public Arena: Addressing the Actual Challenges to Democracy35
Can Social Media Participation Enhance LGBTQ+ Youth Well-Being? Development of the Social Media Benefits Scale35
Polarization Over Vaccination: Ideological Differences in Twitter Expression About COVID-19 Vaccine Favorability and Specific Hesitancy Concerns35
The Rise of the Data Poor: The COVID-19 Pandemic Seen From the Margins33
Who Consumes New Media Content More Wisely? Examining Personality Factors, SNS Use, and New Media Literacy in the Era of Misinformation32
Misinformation on Misinformation: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges31
Loneliness and Its Association With Social Media Use During the COVID-19 Outbreak31
Associations Between Fear of Missing Out, Problematic Smartphone Use, and Social Networking Services Fatigue Among Young Adults31
Correction Experiences on Social Media During COVID-1931
From “Nasa Lies” to “Reptilian Eyes”: Mapping Communication About 10 Conspiracy Theories, Their Communities, and Main Propagators on Twitter31
What You Can Scrape and What Is Right to Scrape: A Proposal for a Tool to Collect Public Facebook Data30
Sustained Online Amplification of COVID-19 Elites in the United States30
Internet Memes as Partial Stories: Identifying Political Narratives in Coronavirus Memes28
Where Have All the Data Gone? A Critical Reflection on Academic Digital Research in the Post-API Age28
Sharenting, Peer Influence, and Privacy Concerns: A Study on the Instagram-Sharing Behaviors of Parents in the United Kingdom27
The Extended Reach of Game Engine Companies: How Companies Like Epic Games and Unity Technologies Provide Platforms for Extended Reality Applications and the Metaverse27
Black Squares for Black Lives? Performative Allyship as Credibility Maintenance for Social Media Influencers on Instagram26
Bit by (Twitch) Bit: “Platform Capture” and the Evolution of Digital Platforms26
A Relationship-Centered and Culturally Informed Approach to Studying Misinformation on COVID-1926
Online Engagement Between Opposing Political Protest Groups via Social Media is Linked to Physical Violence of Offline Encounters26
Studying Platforms and Cultural Production: Methods, Institutions, and Practices26
Feeling Asian Together: Coping With #COVIDRacism on Subtle Asian Traits26
Influencer Management Tools: Algorithmic Cultures, Brand Safety, and Bias25
“Rewarding Good Creators”: Corporate Social Media Discourse on Monetization Schemes for Content Creators25
How Popular Culture Prompts Youth Collective Political Expression and Cross-Cutting Political Talk on Social Media: A Cross-Platform Analysis25
Hunting Conspiracy Theories During the COVID-19 Pandemic24
Interpretative Polarization across Platforms: How Political Disagreement Develops Over Time on Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp24
The Promoter, Celebrity, and Joker Roles in Journalists’ Social Media Performance24
Demystifying Social Bots: On the Intelligence of Automated Social Media Actors24
The Material Conditions of Platforms: Monopolization Through Decentralization23
Fostering Dialogic Engagement: Toward an Architecture of Social Media for Social Change23
It Is All About Location: Smartphones and Tracking the Spread of COVID-1923
Black Memes Matter: #LivingWhileBlack With Becky and Karen22
Online Temptations: COVID-19 and Religious Misinformation in the MENA Region21
The Strength of Weak Ties Revisited: Further Evidence of the Role of Strong Ties in the Provision of Online Social Support21
Birds of a Feather Get Recommended Together: Algorithmic Homophily in YouTube’s Channel Recommendations in the United States and Germany21
COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories Discussion on Twitter20
What Are Meaningful Social Interactions in Today’s Media Landscape? A Cross-Cultural Survey20
Demystifying the COVID-19 Infodemic: Conspiracies, Context, and the Agency of Users20
The Use of Telegram for Non-Consensual Dissemination of Intimate Images: Gendered Affordances and the Construction of Masculinities19
Algorithmic Closeness in Mourning: Vernaculars of the Hashtag #grief on TikTok19
Key Influencers in Public Diplomacy 2.0: A Country-Based Social Network Analysis18
Feeling Authentic on Social Media: Subjective Authenticity Across Instagram Stories and Posts18
Reluctant to Share: How Third Person Perceptions of Fake News Discourage News Readers From Sharing “Real News” on Social Media18
Quantified Nostalgia: Social Media, Metrics, and Memory18
One Platform, a Thousand Worlds: On Twitter Irony in the Early Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Italy18
Catch 22: The Paradox of Social Media Affordances and Stigmatized Online Support Groups18
Theorizing “Stories About Algorithms” as a Mechanism in the Formation and Maintenance of Algorithmic Imaginaries18
Hashtag Wars: Political Disinformation and Discursive Struggles on Twitter Conversations During the 2018 Brazilian Presidential Campaign18
“Do I Look Like My Selfie?”: Filters and the Digital-Forensic Gaze18
“Let’s Go, Baby Forklift!”: Fandom Governance and the Political Power of Cuteness in China18
The Drama of Metrics: Status, Spectacle, and Resistance Among YouTube Drama Creators17
A Sadness Bias in Political News Sharing? The Role of Discrete Emotions in the Engagement and Dissemination of Political News on Facebook17
What Is WhatsApp for? Developing Transmedia Skills and Informal Learning Strategies Through the Use of WhatsApp—A Case Study With Teenagers From Spain17
Managing Diverse Online Networks in the Context of Polarization: Understanding How We Grow Apart on and through Social Media17
A Need for Considering Digital Inequality When Studying Social Media Use and Well-Being17
A Conspiracy of Data: QAnon, Social Media, and Information Visualization16
Misinformation Concerns and Online News Participation among internet Users in India16
Digital Nomads and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Narratives About Relocation in a Time of Lockdowns and Reduced Mobility16
Fact-Checking the Crisis: COVID-19, Infodemics, and the Platformization of Truth16
The Impact of Instagram Mommy Blogger Content on the Perceived Self-Efficacy of Mothers15
Structural Influences on the News Finds Me Perception: Why People Believe They Don’t Have to Actively Seek News Anymore15
Playful Activism: Memetic Performances of Palestinian Resistance in TikTok #Challenges15
The Field as a Black Box: Ethnographic Research in the Age of Platforms15
Young Women’s Mental Illness and (In-)visible Social Media Practices of Control and Emotional Recognition15
Mask-Wearing as a Partisan Issue: Social Identity and Communication of Party Norms on Social Media Among Political Elites15
Imagined Audiences, Emotions, and Feedback Expectations in Social Media Photo Sharing14
Lifestyle Enclaves in the Instagram City?14
How Do Partisans Consume News on Social Media? A Comparison of Self-Reports With Digital Trace Measures Among Twitter Users14
Between the Mundane and the Political: Women’s Self-Representations on Instagram14
The Roles of Worry, Social Media Information Overload, and Social Media Fatigue in Hindering Health Fact-Checking14
Self-Tracking Health Over Time: From the Use of Instagram to Perform Optimal Health to the Protective Shield of the Digital Detox14
Copyright Gossip: Exploring Copyright Opinions, Theories, and Strategies on YouTube13
Applying the Uses and Gratifications Model to Examine Consequences of Social Media Addiction13
#reimagining Arab Women’s Social Media Empowerment and the Postdigital Condition13
Shouting Into the Wind: Medical Science versus “B.S.” in the Twitter Maelstrom of Politics and Misinformation About Hydroxychloroquine13
Curating and Exhibiting for the Pandemic: Participatory Virtual Art Practices During the COVID-19 Outbreak in China13
Bots Amplify and Redirect Hate Speech in Online Discourse About Racism During the COVID-19 Pandemic13
Affordances-Based Brand Relations: An Inquire on Memetic Brands on Instagram13
Digital Methods for Hashtag Engagement Research13
Analysis of Ageism, Sexism, and Ableism in User Comments on YouTube Videos About Climate Activist Greta Thunberg13
From “Oh, you’re Chinese . . . ” to “No bats, thx!”: Racialized Experiences of Australian-Based Chinese Queer Women in the Mobile Dating Context13
“Coronavirus EXPLAINED”: YouTube, COVID-19, and the Socio-Technical Mediation of Expertise12
Disconnection: How Measured Separations From Journalistic Norms and Labor Can Help Sustain Journalism12
Minimal Effects, Maximum Panic: Social Media and Democracy in Latin America12
Politicization and Radicalization of Discourses in the Alt-Tech Ecosystem: A Case Study on Gab Social12
Scalable Co-presence: WhatsApp and the Mediation of Personal Relationships during the COVID-19 Lockdown12
The Biopolitics of Social Distancing12
Platforming Intersectionality: Networked Solidarity and the Limits of Corporate Social Media12
From Polarization to Hate: Portrait of the Spanish Political Meme12
Priming Effects of Social Media Use Scales on Well-Being Outcomes: The Influence of Intensity and Addiction Scales on Self-Reported Depression11
Constructing Sexual Fields: Chinese Gay Men’s Dating Practices Among Pluralized Dating Apps11
Pathways Linking Media Use to Wellbeing during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Mediated Moderation Study11
Reddit Gaming Communities During Times of Transition11
YouTube as Alternative Television in Russia: Political Videos During the Presidential Election Campaign 201811
The COVID-19 Mental Health Content Moderation Conundrum11
German Corona Protest Mobilizers on Telegram and Their Relations to the Far Right: A Network and Topic Analysis11
Shape Shifting Across Social Media11
Cross-Cutting Discussion on Social Media and Online Political Participation: A Cross-National Examination of Information Seeking and Social Accountability Explanations10
Curating Quality? How Twitter’s Timeline Algorithm Treats Different Types of News10
How Black Teen Girls Navigate Social Media to Form Romantic Relationships10
Posting Back: Exploring Platformed Black Feminist Communities on Twitter and Instagram10
Beyond Clicktivism: What Makes Digitally Native Activism Effective? An Exploration of the Sleeping Giants Movement10
Unpacking Multimodal Fact-Checking: Features and Engagement of Fact-Checking Videos on Chinese TikTok (Douyin)10
Do We Know Politicians’ True Selves From the Media? Exploring the Relationship Between Political Media Exposure and Perceived Political Authenticity10
Measuring Americans’ Comfort With Research Uses of Their Social Media Data10
#FeministAntibodies: Asian American Media in the Time of Coronavirus10
Troubling Dialogue and Digital Media: A Subaltern Critique9
An Initial Conceptualization of Algorithm Responsiveness: Comparing Perceptions of Algorithms Across Social Media Platforms9
Plurality in the Measurement of Social Media Use and Mental Health: An Exploratory Study Among Adolescents and Young Adults9
“We Rewrote This Title”: How News Headlines Are Remediated on Facebook and How This Affects Engagement9
Political Influencers on Social Media: An Introduction9
Virtual Reality and Political Outgroup Contact: Can Avatar Customization and Common Ingroup Identity Reduce Social Distance?9
Chat Apps and Cascade Logic: A Multi-Platform Perspective on India, Mexico, and the United States9
The Sociomateriality of Rating and Ranking Devices on Social Media: A Case Study of Reddit’s Voting Practices9
Tweeting Along Partisan Lines: Identity-Motivated Elaboration and Presidential Debates9
Folk Theories of Online Dating: Exploring People’s Beliefs About the Online Dating Process and Online Dating Algorithms9
Be Yourself: The Relative Importance of Personal and Social Norms for Adolescents’ Self-Presentation on Instagram9
Becoming Your “Authentic” Self: How Social Media Influences Youth’s Visual Transitions9
Migration Discourse in Sweden: Frames and Sentiments in Mainstream and Social Media9
Bounded or Boundless: A Case Study of Foreign Correspondents’ Use of Twitter During the 2019 Hong Kong Protests9
Depicting the Emotion Flow: Super-Spreaders of Emotional Messages on Weibo During the COVID-19 Pandemic9
Sensitive Sharing on Social Media: Exploring Willingness to Disclose PrEP Usage Among Adolescent Males Who Have Sex With Males9
Blackfishing on Instagram: Influencing and the Commodification of Black Urban Aesthetics9
Introduction to the Special Issue of “TikTok and Social Movements”9
Science Factionalism: How Group Identity Language Affects Public Engagement With Misinformation and Debunking Narratives on a Popular Q&A Platform in China8
Tweeting About Climate: Which Politicians Speak Up and What Do They Speak Up About?8
Social Networking Sites’ Gag Order: Commercial Content Moderation’s Adverse Implications for Fundamental Sexual Rights and Wellbeing8
InstaMigrants: Global Ties and Mundane Publics of Russian-Speaking Bloggers with Migration Background8
A God-Tier LARP? QAnon as Conspiracy Fictioning8
The Meanings of Social Media Use in Everyday Life: Filling Empty Slots, Everyday Transformations, and Mood Management8
Empathy Not Quarantined: Social Support via Social Media Helps Maintain Empathy During the COVID-19 Pandemic8
New Older Users’ Attitudes Toward Social Networking Sites and Loneliness: The Case of the Oldest-Old Residents in a Small Italian City8
Multiliteracies for Combating Information Disorder and Fostering Civic Dialogue8
Amplifying Counter-Public Spheres on Social Media: News Sharing of Alternative Versus Traditional Media After the 2019 Chilean Uprising8
Living in a Material World: Sponsored Instagram Posts and the Role of Materialism, Hedonic Enjoyment, Perceived Trust, and Need to Belong8
Networked Remembrance in the Time ofInsta-Memories8
“I Wish I was Wearing a Filter Right Now”: An Exploration of Identity Formation and Subjectivity of 10- and 11-Year Olds’ Social Media Use8
More Than Just Shouting? Distinguishing Interpersonal-Directed and Elite-Directed Incivility in Online Political Talk8
API Governance: The Case of Facebook’s Evolution8
Social Media Networking Sites Usage and Depression Among University Students During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Mediating Roles of Social Anxiety and Loneliness8
Do News Actually “Find Me”? Using Digital Behavioral Data to Study the News-Finds-Me Phenomenon8
Invisible Data: A Framework for Understanding Visibility Processes in Social Media Data8
The Role of Subjective Construals on Reporting and Reasoning about Social Media Use8
On the Overlap of Systemic Events: Covid-19, Climate, and Journalism8
Zoombombing During a Global Pandemic8
Bartleby: Procedural and Substantive Ethics in the Design of Research Ethics Systems8
#iamhere: Collective Counterspeech and the Quest to Improve Online Discourse8
The Limited Influence of Right-Wing Movements on Social Media User Engagement8
Artificial Intelligence and Democracy: A Conceptual Framework8
Instagram Photo Sharing and Its Relationships With Social Connectedness, Loneliness, and Well-Being8