Social media and self expression

Communication Science

14Mar2018 14:00 - 15:00

PhD defence ceremony

What drives people to express personal information on social media platforms, and what are the potential consequences? Sophie Waterloo investigates the expression of emotion and identity on social media with the aim of understanding what factors are predictive of, of potentially affected by, these self-expressive behaviours. She compares different platforms (facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp) and examines their characteristic attributes (private vs. public social contexts, for example).

S.F. Waterloo: Infinite Content, Infinitely Content: Self-Expression in Contemporary Digital Culture. 


Prof. J. Peter

Prof. P.M. Valkenburg


Dr S.E. Baumgartner


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