About Us


SML students and Director Natalie Bazarova
L-R: Shruti Sannon, Yoon Choi, Bin Xu, SML Director Natalie Bazarova, Sam Taylor, Amanda Purington

About the SML

The faculty and students working in the Social Media Lab at Cornell are interested in the way people live, behave, think, share, and love online.  The SML investigates a variety of behaviors that take place online, including language processes, self-presentation on social networking sites, online social support and health, and the formation of attributions and relationships.  The Lab is a state-of-the-art facility that is supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and Cornell University.

Find out more:

What’s new in the Lab? Check out our blog.

Who works in the Lab? Here’s a list of our faculty, students, and staff.

What kind of projects are you working on now? Here’s what’s current.

Where has the Lab’s work been published? Check out our publications list.

How can I get involved in the SML’s research? We have opportunities for undergraduate research assistants and prospective graduate students.

Can I come visit? Yes – we’re located on the 4th floor of Cornell’s Mann Library Building.