Engaging with Political and Social Issues on Facebook in College Life

@inproceedings{Wang2017EngagingWP,
  title={Engaging with Political and Social Issues on Facebook in College Life},
  author={Yiran Wang and Gloria Mark},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2017}
}
College students are exposed to a vast amount of information on political and social issues through social media. We studied how college students engage with political and social issues on Facebook in a weeklong study with 50 participants using diary entries and interviews. The interviews revealed a duality of benefits for using Facebook for news and they also revealed challenges of self-presentation around news. Benefits included gaining multiple perspectives and enabling social sense making… CONTINUE READING
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