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Michael A. Stefanone

Department of Communication, Associate Professor & Director of the Department's Program in Singapore

Research Focus: Computer-mediated communication, social media, and social networks

Contact Information

337 Baldy Hall
Phone: (716) 645-1159
Buffalo, NY 14214

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Recent Journal Articles

* Graduate Student Co-Author

Wang, H., Chua, V., & Stefanone, M. A. (In Press). Personal networks, communication multiplexity, and well-being: An examination of networked individualism among college students in Singapore. Forthcoming in American Behavioral Scientist.

Rui, J.R., Covert, J.M., Stefanone, M. A., & Mukherjee, T. (In Press). A communication multiplexity approach to social capital: On- and offline communication and self-esteem. Forthcoming in Social Science Computer Review.

Kwon, H., Moon, S., & Stefanone, M. A. (In Press). Unspeaking on Facebook?  Testing Network Effects on Self-Censorship of Political Expressions in Social Network Sites. Forthcoming in the journal Quality & Quantity.

Stefanone, M. A., Hurley, C. M., *Egnoto, M., & *Covert, J. (2015). Information Asymmetry and social exchange: Exploring compliance gaining onlineInformation, Communication & Society, 18(4), 376-389.

Stefanone, M. A., Saxton, G., *Egnoto, M. A., *Wei, W. X., & Fu, R. (2015). Image attributes and diffusion via twitter: The case of#guncontrol. In the Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS, 2015), 1788-1798. January 5-8, Kauai.

Brouer, R., Stefanone, M. A., Badaway, R. L., *Egnoto, M. J., & Seitz, S. R. (2015). Losing Control of Company Information in the Recruitment Process: The Impact of LinkedIn on Organizational Attraction. In the Proceedings of the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS, 2015), 1879, 1889. January 5-8, Kauai.

*Egnoto, M.J., *Sirianni, J., *Ortega, C.R., & Stefanone, M.A. (2014). Death on the Digital Landscape: An investigation into the benefits of online memorials for the grieving process. Journal of Death and Dying, 69(3), 283-304.

Kwon, H., Stefanone, M. A., & Barnett, G. (2014). Social Network Influence on Behavioral Choices: Exploring Online Group Formation on Social Network SitesAmerican Behavioral Scientist, 58(10), 1345-1360.

Hurley, C. M., *Griffin, D. J., & Stefanone, M. A. (2014). Who told you that? Uncovering the source of believed cues to deception. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 6(1), 19-32.

*Xu, W., *Li, L., Stefanone, M. A., & Fu, R. (2014). Does social media users’ commenting behavior differ by their local community tie? A computer–assisted linguistic analysis approach. First Monday, 19(1). doi:

†*Badaway, R., Stefanone, M. A., & Brouer, R. (2014). I’m not just wasting time online! Development of Situational Awareness measure. Proceedings of the 47 Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS), pp. 1566-1575. January 6-9, Big Island. †Nominated for top paper, Organizational Systems and Technology track; Communication and Social Networks minitrack.

*Xu, W. W., Stefanone, M. A., & *Rui, J. R. (2013). The Benefits and Burdens of Network Diversity: Political Engagement on Social Networking Sites. First Monday, 18(2). doi:

Wang, S. S., & Stefanone, M. A. (2013). Showing Off? Human Mobility and the Interplay between Traits, Self-disclosure, and Facebook Check-ins. Social Science Computer Review, 31(4), 437-457.

*Rui, J., & Stefanone, M. A. (2013). Strategic image management online: Self-presentation, self-esteem and social network perspectives. Information, Communication & Society, 16(8), 1286-1305.

*Rui, J., & Stefanone, M.A. (2013). Strategic self-presentation online: A cross-cultural study. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 110-118.

Stefanone, M. A., Hurley, C. M., & Yang, Z. J. (2013). Antecedents of Online Information Seeking. Information, Communication & Society, 16(1), 61-81.

†*Rui, J., & Stefanone, M.A. (2013). Strategic management of other-provided information online: Personality and Network Variables. Proceedings of the 46 Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS, 2013), 3941-3951. January 7-10, Maui. †Nominated for Best Paper Award, Organizational Systems and Technology track; Communication and Social Networks minitrack.

Stefanone, M. A., Anker, A. E., Evans, M., & Feeley, T. H. (2012). Click to ‘like’ organ donation: The use of online media to promote organ donor registration. Progress in Transplantation, 22(2), 168-174.

Stefanone, M. A., *Kwon, K. H., & *Lackaff, D. (2012). The relationship between perceptions of online capital and enacted support. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17, 451-466.

*Chung, C. J., *Nam, Y., & Stefanone, M. A. (2012). Exploring Online News Credibility: The Relative Influence of Hypertextuality, Interactivity and Multimediality. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17(1), 171-186.

††*Claes, N., *Hurley, C. M., & Stefanone, M. A. (2012). Do Me a Solid? Information Asymmetry, Liking, and Compliance Gaining Online. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Hawai'i International Conference on Systems Scienec (HICSS-45), pp. 4417-4426. January 4-7, Maui. ††Best Paper Award, Organizational Systems and Technology track; Communication and Social Networks minitrack.

Jang, C. Y., & Stefanone, M. A. (2011). Self disclosure on public blogs: The effects of gender, personal traits, and perceived context. IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet, 9(2).

Jang, C. Y., & Stefanone, M. A. (2011). Non-Directed Self-Disclosure in the Blogosphere. Information, Communication & Society, 14(7), 1039-1059.

Stefanone, M. A., *Lackaff, D., & Rosen, D. (2011). Contingencies of self-worth and social networking site behavior. CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(1-2), 41-51.

Stefanone, M. A., *Huang, Y. C., & *Lackaff, D. (2011). Negotiating social belonging: Online, offline, and in-between. In the Proceedings of the 44 Hawai’i International Conference on Systems Science, January 4-7, 2011, Poipu, Kauai. IEEE Computer Society Press, Poipu, Hawai'i.

Stefanone, M. A., *Kwon, K., & *Lackaff, D. (2011). The value of online ‘friends’: Networked resources via social network sites. First Monday, 16(2).

Stefanone, M. A., *Lackaff, D., & Rosen, D. (2010). The Relationship between Traditional Mass Media and ‘Social Media:’ Reality Television as a Model for Social Network Site BehaviorJournal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 54(3), 508-525.

Rosen, D., Stefanone, M. A., & *Lackaff, D. (2010). Online and Offline Social Networks: Investigating Culturally-Specific Behavior and Satisfaction. In the Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS), January 2010. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Press.

*Wang, S., *Moon, S., *Kwon, K., *Evans, C., & Stefanone, M. A. (2010). Face off: Implications of visual cues on initiating friendship on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(2), 226-234.

Susskind, A. M., & Stefanone, M. A. (2010). Internet apprehensiveness: An examination of online information seeking and purchasing behavior. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 1(1): 5-29. 

Jang, C. Y., & Stefanone, M. A. (2009). I think you know who I am: Bloggers’ perceived identifiability. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, 234-238.

Stefanone, M. A., Jang, C. Y., & *Claes, N. (2009). New media in context: Environmental Cues and Self-Disclosure on Weblogs. Social Computing (IEEE, SocialCom), p.416-423. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Press.

Stefanone, M. A., & *Lackaff, D. (2009). Reality Television as a Model for Online Behavior: Blogging, Photo and Video SharingJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14(4), 964-987.

Stefanone, M. A., *Lackaff, D., & Rosen, D. (2008). We’re All Stars Now: Reality Television, Web 2.0, and Mediated Identities. In the Proceedings of ACM’s Hypertext and Hypermedia, 107-112. Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Press.

Stefanone, M. A., & Gay, G. (2008). Structural Reproduction of Social Networks in Computer-Mediated Communication Forums. Journal of Behavior and Information Technology, 27(2), 97-106.

Stefanone, M. A., & Jang, C. Y. (2007). Writing for Friends and Family: The Interpersonal Nature of BlogsJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1), 123-140.