In an article just published on the Chronicle of Higher Education website, Facebook weighs in on friendship trends on college campuses. Travis Kaya reports, “College freshmen are more likely to make friends with peers they share a dorm room or major with than they are to befriend those from similar racial backgrounds, a study on the Facebook profiles of first-year students found.”
The study was conducted by researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, Los Angeles and a paper on the study will be published next week in The American Journal of Sociology.
Read the entire article, “What Facebook Tells Researchers About Friendship and Race”
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