Social media has become a go-to platform for people to express their opinions on the hot topics of the day. But in many cases, people are sharing those thoughts with those who have similar opinions. Here, assistant professor Brooke Foucault Welles explains how this trend correlates to offline debates.
On Monday, the Supreme Court for the first time addressed the implications of free speech on social media. In the case Elonis v. United States, the court reversed the conviction […]
Marches and demonstrations aimed at shaping the conversation around race and social inequalities captured the nation’s attention in 2014. Here, Northeastern assistant professor Sarah Jackson talks about what we’ve learned from recent activism and what we might expect in 2015.
Assistant professor Brooke Foucault Welles is studying how people can better understand and leverage their social networks to identify valuable and previously unnoticed connections or resources. She says this work could be particularly valuable for the military.
Social media activism can be a powerful tool to raise awareness about an issue, says Brooke Foucault Welles, an assistant professor of communication studies whose research looks at how social networks shape and constrain behavior.
Though some have argued the opposite, social media actually makes us more social, says assistant professor of communication studies Brooke Foucault Welles.