Communication

Introducing the Human Screenome Project

Millions of screenshots sent from personal devices every five seconds will transform our understanding of everything from fake news to depression.

It’s not your phone, it’s you

Stanford communication scholar Gabriella Harari finds that it’s personality that influences how people use their digital devices; technology is just a medium to channel our everyday behavior, says Harari in a Q&A with Stanford News Service.

Is search media biased?

In an audit of search media results for every candidate running for federal office in the 2018 U.S. election, Stanford scholars found no evidence of political bias for or against either party.

How gangs use social media

Stanford sociologist Forrest Stuart examines how gang-associated youth on Chicago’s South Side use social media to challenge rivals. He finds that, contrary to common belief, most of these confrontations do not escalate to offline violence and, in some instances, deter it.

Virtual reality aids in environmental education

Stanford researchers took a virtual reality experience into a variety of educational settings, including high school classrooms, to test the impact on awareness and understanding of ocean acidification.