This is an incomplete list of my research publications, most of which are available online. Please email me if something isn't here or isn't linked, and I'll send it to you. My primary research interest is, and has been for many years, the ways in which new information and communication technologies shape social processes, and vice versa. My recent research program has focused on the social capital implications of social network site use and issues of self-presentation, relationship formation and maintainance, and impression formation in online contexts. If you are interested in using our measures, such as the Facebook Intensity scale, please view my Scales page. My work on social media and college access issues is collected here.
Ellison, N. B. & Vitak, J. (2015). Social Network Site Affordances and their Relationship to Social Capital Processes. In Sundar, S. (Ed.) The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 205 – 227.
Ellison, N., Gray, R., Lampe, C. & Fiore, A. (2014). Social capital and resource requests on Facebook. New Media & Society 16 (7), pp. 1104 – 1121.
Ellison, N. B., Gibbs, J. L., & Weber, M. S. (2015). The Use of Enterprise Social Network Sites for Knowledge Sharing in Distributed Organizations: The Role of Organizational Affordances. American Behavioral Scientist 59 (1), pp. 103-123. Pre press PDF: Final version here: http://abs.sagepub.com/content/59/1/103
Ellison, N., Vitak, J., Gray, R., & Lampe, C. (2014). Cultivating Social Resources on Social Network Sites: Facebook Relationship Maintenance Behaviors and Their Role in Social Capital Processes. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 19 (4), 855-870.
Ellison, N., Wohn, D. Y. & Greenhow, C. (2014). Adolescents’ visions of their future careers, educational plans and life pathways: The role of bridging and bonding social capital experiences. Journal of Personal and Social Relationships 31 (4), 516 - 534.
Brooks, B., Hogan, B., Ellison, N., Lampe, C., & Vitak, J. (2014). Assessing structural correlates to social capital in Facebook personal networks. Social Networks 38, 1-15. Final version here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378873314000033
Lampe, C. Gray, R., Fiore, A. and Ellison, N.B. (2014). Help is on the Way: Patterns of Responses to Resource Requests on Facebook. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). New York: ACM. (Honorable Mention)
Spottswood, E., Walther, J., Holmstrom, A., & Ellison, N. (2013). Person-centered emotional support and gender attributions in computer-mediated communication. Human Communication Research 39 (3), 295–316.
Gray, R., Vitak, J., Ellison, N., & Easton, E. (2013). Examining social adjustment to college in the age of social media: Factors influencing successful transitions and persistence. Computers & Education, 67, 193-207. dpi: 10.1016/j.compedu.2013.02.02
Wohn, D. Y., Ellison, N. B., Khan, M. L., Fewins-Bliss, R., & Gray, R. (2013). The role of social media in shaping first-generation high school students' college aspirations: A social capital lens. Computers & Education, 63, 424-436. [Email me for paginated copy]
Ellison, N., Gray, R., Vitak, J., Lampe, C., & Fiore, A. (2013). Calling All Facebook Friends: Exploring requests for help on Facebook. In Proceedings of the 7th annual International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (pp.155-164). Washington, DC: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
Gray, R., Ellison, N., Vitak, J., & Lampe, C. (2013). Who wants to know? Question-asking
Jung, Y., Gray, R., Ellison, N., & Lampe, C. (2013). Favors from Facebook Friends: Unpacking Dimensions of Social Capital. In Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). New York: ACM.
Lampe, C., Vitak, J., & Ellison, N. (2013). Users and nonusers: Interactions between levels of Facebook adoption and social capital. In Proceedings of the 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 809-820). New York: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2441776.2441867
Vitak, J. & Ellison, N. B. (2013). 'There’s a network out there you might as well tap': Exploring the benefits of and barriers to exchanging informational and support-based resources on Facebook. New Media & Society 15, 243-259.
Stutzman, F., Vitak, J., Ellison, N., Gray, R., & Lampe, C. (2012). Privacy in interaction: Exploring disclosure and social capital in Facebook. In Proceedings of the 6th annual International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM).Washington, DC: Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.
Vitak, J., Lampe, C., Gray, R. & Ellison, N. (2012). "Why Won't You Be My Facebook Friend?”: Strategies for Managing Context Collapse in the Workplace.In Proceedings of the 7th Annual iConference (pp. 555-557). New York: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2132176.2132286
Ellison, N., Vitak, J., Gray, R., Lampe, C. & Brooks, B. (2011). “Cultivating Social Resources on Facebook: Signals of Relational Investment and their Role in Social Capital Processes.” Paper presented at the iCS-OII 2011 “A Decade in Internet Time” Symposium. Oxford, UK. (This is now in press at JCMC; please use that version.)
Smock, A., Ellison, N.B., Lampe, C. & Wohn, D.Y. (2011). Facebook as a Toolkit: A Uses and Gratification Approach to Unbundling Feature Use. Computers in Human Behavior. (Please email me for a copy.)
DeAndrea, D. C., Ellison, N., LaRose, R., Steinfeld, C., & Fiore, A. (2011). Serious social media: On the use of social media for improving students’ adjustment to college. The Internet and Higher Education, 15(1), 15-23.
Lampe, C., Wohn, D. Y., Vitak, J., & Ellison, N. & Wash, R. (2011). Student use of Facebook for organizing collaborative classroom activities. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 6(3), 329-347.
Ellison, N.B., Vitak, J., Steinfield, C., Gray, R. & Lampe, C. (2011). Negotiating privacy concerns and social capital needs in a social media environment. In S. Trepte & L. Reinecke (Eds.), Privacy Online: Perspectives on Privacy and Self-Disclosure in the Social Web. Heidelberg and New York: Springer.
Vitak, J., Ellison, N., & Steinfield, C. (2011, January). Re-examining the relationship between Facebook use and bonding social capital: A focus on social provisions. Paper to be presented at the the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI.
Wohn, D. Y., Lampe, C., Ellison, N., Wash, R., & Vitak, J. (2011, January) The "S" in social network games: Initiating, maintaining, and enhancing relationships. Paper presented at the the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI.
Gibbs, J., Ellison, N. B., & Lai, C. (2011). First comes love, then comes Google: An investigation of uncertainty reduction strategies and self-disclosure in online dating. Communication Research, 38 (1), 70-100.
Vitak, J., Zube, P., Smock, A., Carr, C., Ellison, N., & Lampe, C. (2010). It’s complicated: Facebook users’ political participation in the 2008 election. Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, 14(3), 107-114.
Ellison, N., Lampe, C., Steinfield, C., & Vitak, J. (2011). With a little help from my Friends: Social network sites and social capital. In Z. Papacharissi (Ed.), A networked self: Identity, community and culture on social network sites. New York: Routledge.
Steinfield, C., DiMicco, J. M., Ellison, N. B., & Lampe, C. (2009). "Bowling Online: Social Networking and Social Capital within the Organization." Proceedings of the Fourth Communities and Technologies Conference.
Steinfield, C., Ellison, N. & Lampe, C. (2008). Social capital, self-esteem, and use of online social network sites: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29 (6), 434-445.
Ellison, N. (2008). Introduction to Social Network Sites. In Salaway, Gail and Caruso, Judith B., with Mark R. Nelson. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008 (Research Study, Vol. 8). Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, 2008, available from http://www.educause.edu/ecar.
Toma, C., Hancock, J. & Ellison, N. (2008). Separating Fact from Fiction: An Examination of Deceptive Self-Presentation in Online Dating Profiles. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1023-1036.
Ellison, N. & Wu, Yuehua. (2008). Blogging in the Classroom: A Preliminary Exploration of Student Attitudes and Impact on Comprehension. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 17(1), 99-122. [Email me for copy]
Ellison, N. Steinfield, C. & Lampe, C. (2007). The benefits of Facebook 'friends': Exploring the relationship between college students' use of online social networks and social capital. In Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 12(3), 1143-1168.
Lampe, C., Ellison, N. and Steinfield, C. (2007). A Familiar Face(book): Profile Elements as Signals in an Online Social Network. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (San Jose, CA, 2007), ACM Press.
Lampe, C., Ellison, N. and Steinfield, C., (2006). A Face(book) in the Crowd: Social Searching vs. Social Browsing. In Proceedings of the 2006 20th Anniversary Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2006), 167-170. New York, NE: ACM Press.
Gibbs, J. L., Ellison, N. B., & Heino, R. D. (2006). Self-presentation in online personals: The role of anticipated future interaction, self-disclosure, and perceived success in Internet dating. Communication Research, 33(2), 1-26.
Ellison, N. B., Heino, R. D., & Gibbs, J. L. (2006). Managing impressions online: Self-presentation processes in the online dating environment. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 11(2), 415-441.
Ellison, N. (2004). Telework and social change: How technology is reshaping the boundaries between home and work. Greenwich, CT: Greenwood Publishing.