Drawing on its huge journal collections – which includes such titles as Communication Theory, Human Communication Research and the Journal of Communication – the Wiley Online Library has recently launched the Museum of Social Media.
The Museum gives access to over 200 free articles on a variety of topics dealing with the rise and influence of social media, whether it’s business or pleasure, politics or education. Despite the obvious limits imposed by a one man’s initiative (=only one publisher’s titles), the museum can be an interesting additional source when looking for scholarly literature. Separate tabs for references and citations count are given for most articles, making it easier to look for other publications relevant to your topic.
Here follows a selection of articles I found at the museum when browsing by topics which can be related to the research lines of the three program groups at ASCoR (Amsterdam School of Communication Research):
Persuasive communication (The intertwining of media content and persuasion; Interactivity and customization; Empowerment of individuals).
Consumers’ Rules of Engagement in Online Information Exchanges and Toward an Understanding of the Online Consumer’s Risky Behavior and Protection Practices, both published in 2009 in the Journal of Consumer Affairs, and Online Customer Experience: A Review of the Business-to-Consumer Online Purchase Context, appeared in 2010 in the International Journal of Management Reviews.
Political communication & Journalism (Contents and effects of political communication; Changes in journalism).
You cannot run or hide from social media—ask a politician (Journal of Public Affairs, 2011) and Presidential Communication in the Internet Era (Presidential Studies Quarterly, 2008).
Youth & Media Entertainment (Experiencing media entertainment; The entertainization of childhood; The sexual entertainment environment of youth).
Navigating iScapes: Australian Youth Constructing Identities and Social Relations in a Network Society (Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 2010); The Benefits of Facebook “Friends:” Social Capital and College Students’ Use of Online Social Network Sites (Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2007); Qualities of Peer Relations on Social Networking Websites: Predictions From Negative Mother–Teen Interactions (Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2011)