Facebook: A literature review


This article provides a critical review of scientific, peer reviewed, articles on Facebook between 2006 and 2012. The review shows that while there are yet numerous articles on various aspects of the social network site, there are still many gaps to be filled. Also, due to the limited scope of many articles (in sample sizes as well as in the number of countries included in the studies) and frequent changes to Facebook’s design and features, it is not only necessary to revisit many of these articles but also to integrate their research findings. The review ends with a critical discussion and directions for future research.

DOI: 10.1177/1461444813488061
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@article{Caers2013FacebookAL, title={Facebook: A literature review}, author={Ralf Caers and Tim De Feyter and Marijke De Couck and Talia Stough and Claudia Vigna and Cindy Du Bois}, journal={New Media & Society}, year={2013}, volume={15}, pages={982-1002} }