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Social Media Can Complement Surveys on Public Health Issues

A new study suggests that social media conversations can be used to monitor and predict people’s attitudes and knowledge about Zika.

Faculty News

New Book by Sandra González-Bailón: Decoding the Social World

The book examines how our digital footprints can help solve paradoxes that have long intrigued social thinkers.

Faculty News

Is Social Media Surveillance the Virtual Stop-and-Frisk?

A new study by Desmond Patton develops a theory of everyday racism in digital policing.


Annenberg Alumna Jenny Stromer-Galley (Ph.D. ‘02) Studies Political Communication and Develops Apps for Intelligence Analysts

Stromer-Galley has been studying campaign messaging since she encountered Bob Dole’s website in 1996.

Graduate Student News

Doctoral Student Elisabetta Ferrari Studies Activism and Technology

Ferrari researches how social movements use digital technologies, and how activists think about technology personally and politically.

Faculty News

Intervening in Gang Violence

Columbia's interdisciplinary research team is using language processing and qualitative analysis of social media posts to develop a mechanism to identify and intervene in gang violence.

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Austin Lecture 2017: Social Workers Need to Understand Impact of Cyber-interaction on Adolescents

The future of social work embraces technology and uses it as a tool to better engage with and understand young clients.

Graduate Student News

Forbush Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Forbush will receive three years of funding to conduct individual research.


How Your Brain Makes Articles Go Viral

Why do some articles spread and others don’t? How does your brain decide what to read and share?

Graduate Student News

Maris and Shapiro Awarded Internships with Microsoft Research Labs

Maris will intern with the Social Media Collective, and Shapiro with the Society, Ethics and AI working group.