Snapchat’s Digital intimacy report in the Daily Mail

Along with a number of experts consulted from around the world, I contributed to a report commissioned by the social media platform, Snapchat. The focus was on how friendship and emotional intimacy are mediated through digital communications technologies, especially under conditions of Covid lockdowns and the physical distances they entail. Parts of the findings made it to the UK’s Daily Mail. Here’s a short excerpt:

“Friendship researcher Donya Alinejad from the London School of Economics, who worked with Snapchat on the study, said virtual communications helped create ‘co-presence’ and a ‘feeling of being together when you’re actually physically distant’.”