Nicole Krämer is Full Professor of Social Psychology, Media and Communication at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. She completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of Cologne, Germany, in 2001 and received the venia legendi for psychology in 2006. Dr. Krämer´s research focuses on social psychological aspects of human-technology-interaction and computer-mediated-communication (CMC). She investigates processes of information selection, opinion building, and relationship maintenance of people communicating via Internet, especially via social networking sites. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Media Psychology 2015-2017 and currently is Associate Editor of the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication (JCMC).