Brooke Foucault Welles

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In this paper, we examine online friendships at a network level. We focus on three structural signatures: network size, balance (triangles), and age homophily in the friendship ego-networks of 30 users of the virtual world Second Life. In relation to previous findings from studies of offline friendship networks, our results reveal that online networks are(More)
Background Volunteer Science is an online platform enabling anyone to participate in social science research. The goal of Volunteer Science is to build a thriving community of research participants and social science researchers for Massively Open On-line Social Experiments (" MOOSEs "). The architecture of Volunteer Science has been built to be open to(More)
Indoor tanning (IT), particularly during early adulthood, increases risk for melanoma and is exceedingly common among youth. Social influence, including social norms, promotes IT but little is known about young adults’ engagement with friends around tanning. We examined IT behaviors and tanning-related communication with friends at three universities. Of(More)
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