Michael Blight studies changes in social media (e.g., Twitter, Instagram, etc.). His particular area of expertise is the growing research interested in new streaming technologies, including a dissertation focused on online community affiliation and gratifications on Twitch.tv.
- Blight, M. G., Jagiello, K., & Ruppel, E. K. (2015). “'Same stuff different day:' A mixed-method study of support seeking on Facebook". Computers in Human Behavior, 53, 366-373.
- Lambertz-Berndt, M., & Blight, M. (2015). "Too assertive to cooperate? A mixed method analysis of role negotiation in small groups". Business and Professional Communication Quarterly.
- Ruppel, E. K., Blight, M. G., Cherney, M., & Fylling, S. (2015). "An exploratory investigation of communication technologies as a means to alleviate communicative difficulties and depression in older adults". Journal of Aging and Health.'