Research in Focus: Does Social Networking Make Us More Social?

Date

July 14, 2014

Speaker

Keith Hampton

Affiliation

Rutgers University

Overview

Keith Hampton, associate professor, Rutgers University, discusses how community—online and offline—is being reorganized as a result of digital technologies that afford and constrain engagement. Evidence from a series of empirical studies explains how digital technologies are related to social capital, deliberation, caring, and the joy that we sometimes get from the awareness that we are all missing out.