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Communication Studies: Social Media : New Media : Digital Media

This subject guide is a starting point for communication-related research, including mass media, speech communication, and more.


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Gateways to Digital Media / New Media Info

Concepts & Terms

Internet & Social Media Metrics


  • Berkman Center for Internet and Society  
    Research center who's mission it is to explore and understand cyberspace; to study its development, dynamics, norms, and standards; and to assess the need or lack thereof for laws and sanctions.
  • CITASA: Communication and Information Technologies Section of the American Sociological Association  
    Part of the American Sociological Association, CITASA look at social aspects of computing, the Internet, new media, computer networks, and other communication and information technologies.
  • Center for Digital Democracy  
    A national not-for-profit org, CDD promotes "an electronic media system that fosters democratic expression and human rights." Interests include diverse ownership of new media, privacy, etc.
  • Rhizome at the New Museum  
    "Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology."
  • World Internet Project  
    "a major, international, collaborative project looking at the social, political and economic impact of the Internet and other new technologies". Click on Published to see internet usage reports for member countries.
  • Sociable Media Group  
    The Sociable Media Group investigates issues concerning society and identity in the technologically mediated world.
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation  
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation is a non-profit civilliberties organization working in the public interest to protect privacy, free expression, and access to public resources and information in new media.