Lee, who studies crucial aspects of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, recently completed three separate studies on how social media and social networking influence perception, attitudes and behaviors. Social networking sites have become a source of daily consumption for Internet users. As more people begin to embrace these sites as extended news outlets, Lee explores social media as a primary avenue for gathering news and political information and for formulating perceptions. Young Voters' Impression Formation of Political Candidates on Social Networking Sites, published in the latest issue of Mass Communications and Society, Lee looked at how young voters' impressions of political candidates were formed by other people's Facebook posts. Using photos of both young and older candidates, Lee measured the impact of Facebook user comments on young voters.
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By Shannon Greenwood , Andrew Perrin and Maeve Duggan Over the past decade, Pew Research Center has documented the wide variety of ways in which Americans use social media to seek out information and interact with others. A majority of Americans now say they get news via social media , and half of the public has turned to these sites to learn about the presidential election. Americans are using social media in the context of work whether to take a mental break on the job or to seek out employment , while also engaging in an ongoing effort to navigate the complex privacy issues that these sites bring to the forefront. In addition to measuring the broad impact and meaning of social media, since the Center has also tracked the specific sites and platforms that users turn to in the course of living their social lives online. Thanks in part to the growing number of older adults who are joining the site, Facebook use appears to be on the rise:
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