The focus of my work is on understanding the role of platform affordances in facilitating information disclosure, information seeking, and information-sharing. These affordances have implications for self-disclosure and user trait prediction, for example, on Facebook vs Twitter. At the community level too, the affordances of different platforms, such as Twitter vs. Google Search, imply that they provide different socioeconomic, cultural and psychological insights, but are subject to ecological fallacies.
Related published work:
- Jaidka, K., Guntuku, Sharath C., Ungar L. (2018). Facebook vs. Twitter: Differences in self-disclosure and trait prediction. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2018). AAAI.
- Jaidka, K., Buffone, A., Eichstaedt, J., Rouhizadeh, M., Ungar L. (2018). Modeling and visualizing Locus of Control from Facebook language. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2018). AAAI.