social networks

Towards an Understanding of Opinion Formation on the Internet: Using a Latent Process Model to Understand the Spread of Information on Social Media

Understanding what drives the process of opinion formation has been studied since the 1960s. With the advent of the social web, this process has drastically changed, as everyone can easily reach out to the global public. However, not everyone …

Digitale Mündigkeit

Junior Research Group funded by the NRW State Government. Project runtime from 2018 to 2022.

The diversity of why: a meta-analytical study of usage motivation in enterprise social networks

In times of demographic change, skill shortage and disruptive innovations, organizational knowledge management and innovative capacity are the key to a company’s success. But how can knowledge be retained with fast staff turnover, global …

iNec - Innovation by Expert Communities in Times of Demographic Change

Funded by the BMBF. I have worked in this project from 2012 to 2015.

Social media for the ehealth context. A requirement assessment

There were 940 million social network users in 2010 in the world (Belleghem Van 2011). This fact makes social network sites (SNS) an integral part of the Internet. Knowing that health affairs are a central topic in the Internet makes this issue into …