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Forte

Andrea Forte, PhD

Associate Professor, Information Science

College of Computing & Informatics

Contact:

andrea.forte@drexel.edu

215.895.2000

Forte has a doctorate in human-centered computing from the College of Computing at Georgia institute of Technology, and focused her studies there on social computing and learning sciences. She holds a master's in library and information science from University of Texas, Austin, and holds undergraduate degrees in foreign language and literature and philosophy.
 
Her professional experience includes human-computer interaction design and managing special library collections. Her research focus is in understanding new forms of information production and sharing that are made possible by participatory media.
 

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In the News

  • Fighting Fake News: Google’s New Fact-Check Tool Attempts to Combat a Global Issue

    An April 9 Alternet story about Google’s fact-check tool that quoted Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, was cited in a related story on Salon.com on April 23.

  • How Instagram Can Be a Safe Haven for People With Depression

    Research by Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate in the College, about how people are using Instagram to make sensitive self-disclosures, was featured in a March 12 Real Simple story that was picked up by InStyle magazine online.

  • Instagram Depression Symptoms Help, Social Media

    Research on how people use Instagram to make sensitive self-disclosures, conducted by Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate in the College, was featured in a March 8 Refinery29 story. 

  • Instagram Can Be Good for People with Depression, New Study Finds

    Research on how people are using Instagram to make sensitive self-disclosures, conducted by Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, and Nazanin Anadlibi, a doctoral candidate in the College, was featured in Prima magazine and The Huffington Post (UK) Tech on March 7.

  • Turns Out, Instagram May Help Fight Depression

    Research by Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate in the College, about people using Instagram to make sensitive self-discolosures, was featured in a March 1 Eye Opener TV segment.

  • Instagram Can Be Good For People With Depression, New Study Finds

    Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate in the College, were quoted in a March 1 post on the blog Dr. Oz The Good Life about their research on how people are using Instagram to make sensitive self-disclosures.

  • Instagram Is Good For People With Insecurities and Depression, Says Study

    Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate in the College, were quoted in a Feb. 25 Yahoo! Beauty story about their research on how people use Instagram to make sensitive self disclosures.

  • Experts Find Users Share Their Mental Issues on Instagram

    Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate, both in the College of Computing & Informatics, were quoted in Feb. 23 stories in the Daily News (UK), Slate (France), La Nacion (Costa Rica) and Warta Nusa (Indonesia) about their research on Instagram users making sensitive self-disclosures via the platform.

  • How Instagram Users Share Their #Depression Stories

    Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral researcher in the College of Computing & Informatics was quoted in a Feb. 20 Vocativ story about research she co-authored with Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College, about people using Instagram to make sensitive disclosures, including their struggles with depression and eating disorders.

  • The Surprisingly Complex Design of Facebook’s New Emoji

    Andrea Forte, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, was quoted in an Oct. 12 Wired story and an Oct. 11 CNET story about Facebook exploring the possibility of adding emojis alongside its “like” button.

  • Facebook’s Dislike Button Is Here–In the Form of Emoji Reactions

    Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, was quoted in Oct. 8 stories in USA Today, TheStreet.com and The Wall Street Journal’s “Digits” blog about Facebook testing new functionality called “Reactions” that would expand the options for users to respond to posts.

  • Facebook Working on 'Dislike' Button, Zuckerberg Says

    Andrea Forte, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, was quoted in Sept. 15 USA Today and BBC News stories about Facebook developing a “dislike” button. 

  • Google Updates Policies To Help Victims of 'Revenge Porn'

    Andrea Forte, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Computing & Informatics, was quoted in a June 23 KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) story about Google's new privacy policies.

  • A journey into the high-tech age.

    Dr. Andrea Forte, an assistant professor in the iSchool, was quoted in an April 6 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the importance of socialization and social media.

  • Is Facebook A Good Place For Your Money?

    Dr. Andrea Forte, an assistant professor in The iSchool at Drexel, was interviewed in a KYW-TV (CBS-3) story about Facebook going public.

  • Deleted Photos Might Remain On Facebook Servers For Months, Even Years

    Dr. Andrea Forte, assistant professor in The iSchool at Drexel, was interviewed on KYW-TV (CBS-3) in a story about deleting photos on Facebook.

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    Unfiltered: Instagram Has Become a Haven For People Making Sensitive and Stigmatized Self-Disclosures

    Depression has a way of silencing its sufferers. Even in today’s technology-connected society, people are hesitant to talk about their painful experiences and suffering for fear of being stigmatized. Though this has been the unfortunate norm for quite some time, new research from Drexel University is steadily uncovering the areas of social network sites where the sufferers are finding solace. In their latest finding Andrea Forte, PhD, an associate professor, and Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral candidate in Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics who study how people interact on social media, have observed that one way people in pain are overcoming silence is by using Instagram — and recruiting pictures to help them explain the feelings and experiences that are often too painful or complicated to put into words. 

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    Just Give Me Some Privacy — Anonymous Wikipedia Editors and Tor Users Explain Why They Don't Want You to Know Who They Are

    Not everyone who strives to navigate the internet without being tracked is up to no good. This is the underlying premise of a qualitative study led by a trio of Drexel University researchers, who set out to gather the stories of people working on collaborative projects online — like editing Wikipedia — and are concerned about their privacy and taking steps to protect it. 

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