Social Media Engagement on YouTube

Research: Social media engagement: What motivates user participation and consumption on YouTube? Abstract This study unearths the motives for YouTube user engagement that has been conceptualized as active participation and passive content consumption. In light of the Uses and Gratifications framework, a sample of 1143 registered YouTube users completed online…

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Chronemics

It’s amazing how non-verbal communication can sometimes be more powerful than verbal communication. Chronemics, which is the study of meaning and communication of time is an important concept in understanding non-verbal communication.   A pertinent example is how we choose to respond to an email. We may choose to reply…

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SMART Lab Inauguration

The 2016-2017 academic year is set to commence at Ohio University. I am excited and humbled to have reached another milestone. The SMART Lab is finally ready to launch and we are set to hold an inauguration ceremony on August 31st, 2016 at 1:00 pm in Scripps Hall. As its…

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SMART Lab expands horizons in social media analytics

ATHENS, Ohio (April 29, 2016)—The new Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab in the Scripps College of Communication provides students and faculty in the college with the ability to research and analyze the impact of social media on surrounding specific events or organizations. The facility, currently being envisioned and built…

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Social Media Analytics

It all starts with the need to measure performance. Performance metrics have been much discussed in the business literature, and with the pervasive use of social media it is but natural to devise and understand ways through which online actions can be measured. Various online social networking platforms offer analytics tools…

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