While browsing the National Communication Association Web site, one may stumble upon a familiar face – SCS Ph.D. student Bridget Long.
Featured in an article entitled, “Friending, Dating and ‘Facebooking:’ New Online Outlets Spark New Conversation”, Long is interviewed regarding the impact of social networking Web sites on the world of communication.
Concerning dating sites, Long said, “The internet used to be this place that individuals could go to and not worry about their physical characteristics, but it’s not hidden anymore.”
At the end of the article, she is featured in a video, in which she was asked whether social networking sites are making a positive impact on communication.
“I think it absolutely is,” she said. “It’s taking a step in the right direction. I think it just creates another space for us to have a discourse, and expand what we’re studying.”
To read the article, click here. Or go to the NCA Web site and click, “Videos.”