Research Areas

Technology-Mediated Communication

Mediated workplace relationship communication, social capital via social media, dynamics and consequences of online vacation networks, social media communication, inter-organizational relationships and communication network, media affordances.



Angela Mak
Associate Professor

Dominic Yeo
Associate Professor

Regina Chen
Associate Professor & Associate Head of Department of Communication Studies

Vincent Huang

Vivian Sheer
Professor & Head of Department of Communication Studies


Recent Publications

Chen, Yi-Ru Regina, and Xinyan Zhao. 2020. “Digital Dialogue in Online Brand Communities: Examining the Social Network Outcomes of Brands’ Dialogue with Facebook Users.” Telematics and Informatics.

Chen, Y. R., Cheng, Y., Hung-Baesecke, C. J. F., & Jin, Y. 2019. Engaging International Publics via Mobile-Enhanced CSR (mCSR): A Cross-National Study on Stakeholder Reactions to Corporate Disaster Relief Efforts. American Behavioral Scientist, 63, 1603-1623.

Chu, T. H. & Yeo, T. E. D. 2019. Rethinking Mediated Political Engagement: Social Media Ambivalence and Disconnective Practices of Politically Active Youths in Hong Kong. Chinese Journal of Communication. Advance online publication.

Chen, Y. R. 2018. Strategic Donor Engagement on Mobile Social Networking Sites in China: A Study of Chinese Millennial WeChat Users. Chinese Journal of Communication, 11(1), 26-44. Doi: 10.1080/17544750.2017.1357642

Huang, L. V. & Yeo, T. E. D. 2018. Tweeting #Leaders: Social Media Communication and Retweetability of Fortune 1000 Chief Executive Officers on Twitter. Internet Research, 28(1), 123-142.

Yeo, T. E. D. & Fung, T. H. 2018. “Mr Right Now”: Temporality of Relationship Formation on Gay Mobile Dating Apps. Mobile Media & Communication, 6(1), 1372-1390.

Yeo, T. E. D. & Chu, T. H. 2017. Sharing “Sex Secrets” on Facebook: A Content Analysis of Youth Peer Communication and Advice Exchange on Social Media About Sexual Health and Intimate Relations. Journal of Health Communication, 22(9), 1255-1259.

Chen, Y. R., & Schulz, P. J. 2016. The Effect of Information Communication Technology on Reducing Social Isolation of the Elderly: A Systematic Review. Journal of Medical and Internet Research, 18(1), e18. Available at

Sheer, V. C., & Rice, R. E. 2016. Mobile Instant Messaging Use and Social Capital: Direct and Indirect Associations with Employee Outcomes, Information & Management

Yeo, T. E. D. & Ng, Y. L. 2016. Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Apps-Using Young Men Who Have Sex With Men in Hong Kong. AIDS Care, 28(3), 314-318.