studying piggy

Journal Publications

  • Song, Y., Kwon, K. H., Xu, J., Huang, X., & Li, S. (2020). Curbing profanity online: A network-based diffusion analysis of profane speech on Chinese social media. New Media & Society, 1461444820905068 [Link].
  • Ng, Y. L., Song, Y., Kwon, K. H., & Huang, Y. (2020). Toward an integrative model for online incivility research: A review and synthesis of empirical studies on the antecedents and consequences of uncivil discussions online. Telematics and Informatics47 [Link]
  • Kwon, K.  H., Chadha, M., & Wang, F. (2019). Proximity and networked news public: Structural topic modeling of global Twitter conversations about the 2017 Quebec mosque shooting. International Journal of Communication, 13, 2652–2675. [Link]
  • Sahly, A., Shao, Ch., & Kwon, K. H. (2019). Social media for political campaigns: An examination of Trump’s and Clinton’s framing building and its effect on audience engagement. Social Media + Society, 5(2), 1-13.  [Link]
  • Kwon, K. H. (2019). Public referral, viral campaign, and celebrity participation: A social network analysis of the Ice Bucket Challenge on YouTube. Journal of Interactive Advertising, 19(2), 87-99 [Download ]
  • Shao, C. & Kwon, K. H. (2019). Clicks intended: An integrated motivation model for nuanced social feedback system uses on Facebook. Telematics and Informatics, 39, 11-24 [Link]
  • Dutta, H., Kwon, K. H., & Rao, H. R. (2018). A system for intergroup prejudice detection: The case of microblogging under terrorist attacks. Decision Support Systems. 113, 11-21 [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., Priniski, J. H., & Chadha, M. (2018). Disentangling user samples: A machine learning approach to proxy-population mismatch in Twitter research. Communication Methods and Measures, 12 (2–3), 216-237 [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., Chadha, M. & Pellizzaro, K. (2017). Proximity and terrorism news in social media: A construal-level theoretical approach to networked framing of terrorism in Twitter. Mass Communication and Society. 20(6), 869-864. [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., & Gruzd, A. (2017). Is Offensive Commenting Contagious Online? Examining Public vs. Interpersonal Swearing in Response to Donald Trump’s YouTube Campaign Videos. Internet Research, 27(4), 991-1010 [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., & Rao, H. R. (2017). Cyber-rumor sharing under a homeland security threat in the context of government Internet surveillance: The case of South-North Korea conflict. Government Information Quarterly, 34, 307-316. Doi: [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., & Cho, D. (2017). Swearing Effects on Citizen-to-Citizen Commenting Online: A Large-Scale Exploration of Political vs. Non-political Online News Sites. Social Science Computer Review. 35(1), 84-102 [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., Bang, C., Egnoto, M., & Rao, H. R. (2016). Social media rumors as improvised public opinion: semantic network analyses of twitter discourses during Korean saber rattling 2013. Asian Journal of Communication. 26(3) 201 – 222   [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., Xu, W. W., Haiyan, H., & Chon, J. (2016). Spatiotemporal Diffusion Modeling of Global Mobilization in Social Media: The Case of Egyptian Revolution 2011. International Journal of Communication, 10, 73-97  [Download]
  • Cho, D., & Kwon, K. H. (2015). The Impacts of Identity Verification and Disclosure of Social Cues on Flaming in Online User Comments. Computers in Human Behavior. 51. 363-372.  [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., Halavais, A., & Havener, S. (2015). Tweeting badges: User motivations of achievement display in public networked environments. CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, 18(2), 93-100.
    doi: 10.1089/cyber.2014.0438 [Download]
  • Kwon, K.H., Moon, S. –I., & Stefanone, M.A. (2015). Unspeaking on Facebook? Testing network exposure effects on self-censorship of political expressions in social network sites. Quality and Quantity. 49(4), 1417-1435  [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., Stefanone, M. A., & Barnett, G. A. (2014).Social network influence on online behavioral choices: Exploring groupformation on Social Network Sites. American Behavioral Scientists, 58(10), 1345-1360. doi: 10.1177/0002764214527092 [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., Oh, O., Manish, A., & Rao, H. R. (2012).Audience Gatekeeping in the Twitter Service: An Investigation of Tweets aboutthe 2009 Gaza Conflict. AIS Transactionon Human-Computer Interaction, 4(4), 212-229. [Download]
  • Stefanone, M. A., Kwon,K. H., & Lackaff, D. (2012). Exploring the relationship betweenperceptions of social capital and enacted support online. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17, 451-466. [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., & Moon, S. (2012). Older adults’ social support giving and their psychological health: Testing moderating effects of giving in familial and non-familial context. Iowa Journal of Communication, 44(1), 93-118.[Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., & Nam, Y., & Lackaff, D. (2011).Wireless protesters move around: Informational and coordinative use ofinformation and communication technologies (ICT) for protest politics. Journal of Information Technology &Politics, 8(4), 383-398 [Download]
  • Stefanone, M. A., & Kwon, K. H., & Lackaff, D. (2011). The value of online friends: Networked resources via social network sites. First Monday, 16(2) [Download]
  • Nam,Y., Kwon, K. H., & Lee, S. (2010).Does it really matter that people do zipping ads?: Testing the effectiveness ofsimultaneous presentation advertising (SPA) in IDTV Environment. CyberPsychology, Behavior & SocialNetworking, 13(2), 225-229 [Download]
  • Wang, S., Moon, S.-,Kwon, K. H., Evans, C., & Stefanone, M. (2010). Face off: Implications of visual cues on initiating friendship on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(2), 226-234 [Download]
  • Kim, J. H., Barnett, G. A.,& Kwon, K. (2010). The Influence of social networks on the S.senate roll-call voting.  International Journal of E-Politics, 1(4), 24-47 [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., & Moon, S.-Il. (2009). The bad guy is oneof us: Framing comparison between the U.S. and Korean newspapers and blogsabout the Virginia Tech shooting.  Asian Journal of Communication, 19(3), 269-287 [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., & Chon, B. (2009). Social influences onterrestrial and satellite mobile-TV adoption. International Journal of Media Management 11, 49-60. [Download]
  • Kwon, K., Barnett, G. A. & Chen, H. (2009).Assessing cultural differences in translations: A semantic network analysis ofthe Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 2 (2), 107-138. [Download]
  • Cheong, P. H., Halavais,A., & Kwon, K. (2008). The chronicles of me: Understanding bloggingas a religious practice. Journal of Media and Religion, 7 (3), 107-131. [Download]

Book Chapters

  • Kwon, K. H., & Shakarian, J. (2018). Black-hat hackers’ crisis information processing in the darknet: A case study of cyber underground market shutdowns. In B. Wellman, L. Robinson , C. Brienza , W. Chen , & S. R. Cotten (Eds.) Networks, Hacking, and Media – CITA MS@30: Now and Then and Tomorrow (Studies in Media and Communications, Volume 17) (pp.113 – 135). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H. (2018). The analysis of social capital in digital environments: A social investment approach. In B. Foucault-Welles & S. Gonzales-Bailon (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication. Oxford University Press. Online First. [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H. (2016)Using network analytic tools to teach social media impacts on citizen journalism. In H. N. Al-Deen (Ed.), Social Media in the Classroom (pp. 189-205). New York: Peter Lang. [Download]
  • Kim, J.H., Barnett, G.A., & Kwon, K. H. (2012). Comparing the influence of social networks online and offline on decision-making: The U. S. senate case. In C. R. Livermore (Ed.), E-Politics and Organizational Implications of the Internet: Power, Influence, and Social Change (pp.198-219), Hershey PA: IGI Global. [Download]
  • Tutzauer, F., Kwon, K., & Elbirt, B. (2011). Network model of diffusion of competing Innovations: Applying agent-based modeling. In A. Vishwanath & G. A. Barnett (Eds.), Advances in Communication Research: The Diffusion of Innovations. New York: Peter Lang. [Download]


  • Kwon, K. H., Yu, W., Kilar, S., Shao, C., Broussard, K., & Lutes, T. (2020, January). Knowledge Sharing Network in a Community of Illicit Practice: A Cybermarket Subreddit Case. In Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., Priniski, J. H., Sarkar, S., Shakarian, J. & Shakarian, P. (2017). Crisis and Collective Problem Solving in Dark Web: An Exploration of a Black Hat Forum. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Article No. 45 , July 28-30, 2017, Toronto CA [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., & Gruzd, A. (2017). Is aggression contagious online? A case of swearing on Donald Trump’s campaign videos on YouTube. Proceedings of 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 4-7, 2017 [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H., & Hemsley, J. (2017). Cross-national proximity in online social network and protest diffusion: An event history analysis of Arab Spring. Proceedings of 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 4-7, 2017 [Download]
  • *Elledge, T. L. & Kwon, K. H. (2015). Imagining home away from home: Wi-Fi use in suburban coffee houses. Selected Papers of Internet Research 16.0, October 21-24, 2015, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Kwon, K.H., Wang, H., Xu W.W., & *Raymond, R. (2015). A spatiotemporal model of Twitter information diffusion: An example of Egyptian Revolution 2011. Proceedings of Social Media and Society, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS), July 27-29, 2015, Toronto, CA. [Download]
  • Halavais, A., Kwon, K. H.,*Striker, J.,  & *Havener, S. (2014).Badges of friendship: Social influence and badge acquisition on StackOverflow.  Proceedings of 47th Hawaii International Conference on SystemSciences (HICSS), January 14-16, 2014 [Download]
  • Kwon, K. H. (2013). Revisiting the emergent norm theory to understand protest communication in social media: the improvisation-verification-solidification (IVS) Framework. Selected Papers of Internet Research 14.0, October 3-5, 2013, Denver, CO. Available Here
  • Kwon, K. H, Oh, O., Manish, A., & Rao, H. R. (2011). Choice of information: A study of Twitter news sharing during the 2009 Israel-Gaza conflict. Proceedings of 32st International Conference on Information Systems, Shanghai, China, December, 2011
  • Oh, O., Kwon, K. H., & Rao, H. R. (2010). An exploration of social media in extreme events: Rumore theory and Twitter during the Haiti earthquake 2010. Proceedings of 31st Int’l Conference of Information System (ICIS) Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, December 12-15, 2010  [Download]