Sunday, May 9, 2010

Post One

I have started researching various sources for thoughts on the subject. I am hoping to gain a copy of the "Psychology of FaceBook" as it seems to be book largely relevant to my work. Many sites I have visited during my research present that online social networks such as Facebook are being used to express and communicate real personality, instead of an idealized virtual identity, according to new research from psychologist Sam Gosling at The University of Texas at Austin , which varies from the popular assumption that people are using their profiles to promote an enhanced impression of themselves-(Facebook Profiles Capture True Personality, According To New Psychology Research).

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Creation and Introduction

Hello, my name is Paul Swe, and I have created this blog to report and organise my Engineering Thesis findings and activities. My topic is "To develop software infrastructure to assist research concerning the impact of online social networking, particularly face book, on the psychology of humans."

I will be researching psychological phenomenon occuring on online social networking sites and attempting to create infrastructure to aid in the research of social psychology of social networking sites. I will be focusing mainly on Face Book to narrow down my research area and will tune my software to work with the structure of Face Book.