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Day1Wed, July 18Day2 Thu, July 19Day3 Fri, July 20
8:30-9:00 Registration & Coffee Reception 8:30-9:00 Registration & Coffee Reception8:30-9:00 Registration & Coffee Reception
9:00-10:30 Parallel workshops9:00-10:30 Introductions & Keynote9:00-10:30 Awards Ceremony & Plenary Panel on Facebook
10:30-11:00 Break10:30-11:00 Break10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Parallel workshops11:00-12:30 Parallel paper sessions11:00-12:30 Parallel paper sessions
12:30-14:00 Lunch (self-organized)12:30-14:00 Lunch (self-organized)12:30-14:00 Lunch (self-organized)
14:00-15:30 Parallel workshops14:00-15:00Parallel panels14:00-15:00 Parallel panels
15:30-16:00 Break15:00-15:30 Break15:00-15:30 Break
16:00-17:30 Parallel workshops15:30-17:00 Parallel paper sessions15:30-17:00Parallel paper sessions
17:30-20:00 Dinner (self-organized)17:00-19:30 Poster Reception17:00-19:00 Wrap-Up/Social (self-organized)

2018 Full Papers

#thanksfortheinvite: Examining Attention to Social Exclusion Signals OnlineJessica Covert, Michael Stefanone, Brooke Foucault-Welles, Zhiying Yue and Zena Toh
Are you really one of us? : Exploring Ethics, Risk and Insider Research in a Private Facebook CommunityAmy Johnson, Celeste Lawson and Kate Ames
Coding together in a social network: collaboration among GitHub usersDorota Celińska
Comfortably Numb: Danish Teen’s Attitudes Towards Social Media PlatformsMikkel Villebro, Irina Shklovski, Luca Rossi and Alex Bhørstorp
Consensus Analysis of Shared Beliefs Among Young Adults About Anonymity in Social MediaWarren Allen and Abigail Phillips
Democratic Participation through Crocheted MemesElla Taylor-Smith, Colin Smith and Michael Smyth
Examining online vaccination discussion and communities in TwitterXiaoyi Yuan and Andrew Crooks
In the User We Trust: Unrealistic Expectations of Facebook’s Privacy Mechanisms.Guillaume Nadon, Marcus Feilberg, Mathias Johansen and Irina Shklovski
Influencers in Polarized Political Networks on TwitterFelipe B. Soares, Raquel Recuero and Gabriela Zago
Liking the Game: How Can Spectating Motivations Influence Social Media Usage at Live Esports Events?Max Sjöblom, Lobna Hassan, Joseph Macey, Maria Törhönen and Juho Hamari
Rethinking Social Media and Political Engagement: An Examination of the Disconnective Practices of Politically Active Youths in Hong KongTsz Hang Chu and Tien Ee Dominic Yeo
Revisiting the Privacy Paradox: Concerns and Protection Strategies in the Social Media Experiences of Older AdultsAnabel Quan-Haase and Isioma Elueze
Social media gatekeeping: An analysis of the gatekeeping influence of newspapers’ public Facebook pagesKasper Welbers and Michael Opgenhaffen
Social Media Obstacles in Grass-Roots Civic MobilizationsMylynn Felt, Delia Dumitrica and Rhon Teruelle
The BigFoot Initiative An Investigation of Digital Footprint Awareness in Social MediaKevin Koidl, Owen Conlan, Wessel Reijers, Mark Farrell and Melissa Hoover
The Uncensored Masses: 2016 Turkish Coup Attempt in Facebook Video PostsOylun Apak
Twitter analysis to understand societal response to air qualitySupraja Gurajala and Jeanna Matthews
Twitter and Self-organization of Connective Action: The Case of Missing Iranian ClimbersEmad Khazraee, Bahareh Gharehgozlou and Mark Chalmers
Unpredictably Trump? Predicting Clicktivist-like Actions on Candidates’ Facebook Posts During the 2016 U.S. Primary ElectionMarc Esteve Del Valle, Alicia Wanless-Berk, Anatoliy Gruzd and Philip Mai
Venmo: Understanding Mobile Payments as Social MediaAmelia Acker and Dhiraj Murthy
Viral Design: User Concepts of Virality on the Niche Social Media Site, DribbbleJeff Hemsley and Sikana Tanupabrungsun
Weak Tie Matters for Well-Being: An Examination of Chinese Migrant Workers’ Personal Network Structure, Social Capital, and Perceived Social SupportPiper Liping Liu and Tien Ee Dominic Yeo
Who Speaks for the Past? Social Media, Social Memory, and the Production of Historical Knowledge in Contemporary ChinaJun Liu

2018 WIP Papers

“People who defend their homeland”: motivations for joining and being active in an anti-immigration group on FacebookAndra Siibak and Anu Masso
#13ReasonsWhy Twitter Users are Tweeting about a Netflix Show about Teen SuicideKelli Burns and Kimberly Walker
#allislove - Negotiating Reality and Community in the SKAM Commentary TrackSigne Sophus Lai
#MyPrivacy: How Users Think About Social Media PrivacyKelly Quinn and Dmitry Epstein
(Anti-)Echo Chamber Participation: Examing Contributor Activity Beyond the ChamberElla Guest
A Latent Growth Model of Twitter Follower Growth Trajectories Over TimePaige Alfonzo and Paul Thompson
A Message’s Persuasive Features in Wikipedia’s Article for Deletion DiscussionsLu Xiao
A Year of Discursive Struggle Over Freedom of Speech on Twitter: What Can a Mixed-Methods Approach Tell Us?Ehsan Dehghan
Automatic Detection of Cyber Security Related Accounts on Online Social Networks: Twitter as an exampleÇağrı Burak Aslan, Rahime Belen Sağlam and Shujun Li
Avoiding Drama: Student and Teacher Positioning within a School’s Social Media EcosystemVanessa Dennen, Stacey Rutledge, Lauren Bagdy, Jerrica Rowlett and Shannon Burnick
Big dating: A computational approach to examine gendered self-presentation on TinderZeph M. C. van Berlo and Giulia Ranzini
Conceptualizing ‘use’ in social media studiesBeata Jungselius and Alexandra Weilenmann
Detecting Twitter Bots That Share SoundCloud TracksAxel Bruns, Brenda Moon, Felix Münch, Patrik Wikström, Stefan Stieglitz, Florian Brachten and Björn Ross
Exploring Selective Exposure and Selective Avoidance Behavior in Social MediaSanna Malinen, Aki Koivula, Teo Keipi and Ilkka Koiranen
Fake News Identification on Twitter with Hybrid CNN and RNN ModelsOluwaseun Ajao, Deepayan Bhowmik and Shahrzad Zargari
Going Anonymous: Uses and Perceptions of Anonymous Social Media in an IT OrganizationHeewon Kim and Craig Scott
Good KPI, Good Influencer? Evaluating Success Metrics for Social Media InfluencersJan-Frederik Gräve and Annika Greff
How Do US Teachers Align Instructional Resources to The Common Core State Standards: A Case of PinterestSihua Hu, Kaitlin Torphy, Zixin Chen and Brendan Eagan
I – Facebook – World: How People Relate to Technology and the World through Facebook UseSander Andreas Schwartz and Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke
ÏRA Propaganda on Twitter: Stoking Antagonism and Tweeting Local NewsJohan Farkas and Marco Bastos
Living with HIV/AIDS: Exploring Vloggers' Narratives on YouTubeGagan Jindal and Yuting Liao
Moral Panic through the Lens of Twitter: An Analysis of Infectious Disease OutbreaksWasim Ahmed, Peter A. Bath, Laura Sbaffi and Gianluca Demartini
Multi-stakeholder dialogue for policy recommendations on algorithmic fairnessHelena Webb, Ansgar Koene, Menisha Patel and Elvira Perez Vallejos
Netflix and Ill? Emotional and Health Implications of Binge Watching Streaming TV.Jacob Groshek, Sarah Krongard and Yiyan Zhang
Pocket Preppers: Performing Preparedness with Everyday Carry Posts on InstagramAmelia Acker and Daniel Carter
Political Issues that Spread: Understanding Retweet Behavior During the 2016 U.S. Presidential ElectionJeff Hemsley and Sam Jackson
Refusing a Handshake Shakes the World: How Collapsing Contexts Complicate Legitimacy Construction in Networked PublicsLea Stahel
Shouting at the wall: Does Negativity Drive Ideological Cross-posting in Brexit Facebook Comments?Michael Bossetta, Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, Chris Zimmerman and Duje Bonacci
Snap, Scroll, Repeat: Routine Engagements with and Understandings of Visual Communication Among YouthMichelle Gorea
Social Media in Agenda-setting: The Elsipogtog First Nation and Standing Rock Sioux TribeJill Hopke, Molly Simis-Wilkinson and Patricia Loew
Teenagers' Reaction on the Long-Lasting Separation from Smartphones, Anxiety and Fear of Missing OutZinaida Dr. Adelhardt, Stefan Markus and Thomas Prof. Dr. Eberle
Teens and Social Media: A Case Study of High School Students’ Informal Learning Practices and TrajectoriesLauren Bagdy, Vanessa Dennen, Stacey Rutledge, Jerrica Rowlett and Shannon Burnick
The Effect of Implicit Theory of Personality on SNSHongmin Ahn, Sang Yeal Lee and Ji Young Lee
The Expression of Emotions on InstagramJennifer Sonne and Ingrid Erickson
Twitter, Gab, and Racism: The Case of the Soros MythIvan Kalmar, Christopher Stevens and Nicholas Worby
Using Social Media to Predict Air Pollution during California WildfiresSonya Sachdeva and Sarah McCaffrey
What Journalists Share: A Comparative Study of the National Press Corps in Australia and GermanyAxel Bruns, Christian Nuernbergk and Aljosha Karim Schapals
Work-in-Progress: UnBias Youth JuriesLiz Dowthwaite, Helen Creswick, Virginia Portillo, Monica Cano, Elvira Perez Vallejos, Ansgar Koene and Menisha Patel
Young People as Political Influencers on Social Media: Skepticism and Network ThinkingJoel Penney

2018 Posters

"It Made Me Angry, I Commented on It!” The Impact of Reactions to News on Facebook on Commenting and SharingMihály Kapornaky and Adrienn Ujhelyi
#MHAW: Mental Health discourses on Twitter during Mental Health Awareness WeekMeiko Makita, Alejandro Bahena, Mahshid Abdoli and Amalia Mas Bleda
A Study of Global Media Network Influence with the Social Network AnalysisDebao Xiang
A Survey of Social Media Use for Political Participation in an African Context'Wale Oni
Acceptance Tweeting: An Analysis across Six Major Conferences in the Social SciencesChristoph Lutz and Gemma Newlands
Anonymous social media apps - beyond the normative prescriptions of identity-based platformsKillian O'Leary and Stephen Murphy
Applications of ‘Co-Retweeted network analysis’ to Scientific Arguments on TwitterDaisuke Yoshinaga and Mikihito Tanaka
Building a profile of missing people: Who are we sharing on Facebook and Twitter ?Simona Ciobotaru, Karen Shalev-Greene, Carl Adams and Craig Collie
Building Relationship among Stakeholder Partners in Social Media: A Baseline Study for Microfinance Institutions in the PhilippinesRaffy Antes
Bystander Intervention in Social Networking Site Cyberbullying Incidents: An Expectancy Violations ApproachNicholas Brody
Celebrities’ Campaign Candor: Discourse Analysis of Political Voice on InstagramJune Macon
Changes of Twitter Usage of Candidates During Election Campaign in JapanKenji Yoshimi and Daiji Hario
Communication as Play: A Pilot Study on Line Sticker WarsKe Chia Chen and Hsiaomei Wu
Comparing the Use of Facebook in Two Election CampaignsJudit Bar-Ilan, Noa Aharony and Jenny Bronstein
Consumers’ Online Preferences and Social ClosenessRuby Saine and Maling Ebrahimpour
Content Aware Twitter Location Inference using Quadtree Spatial Indexes and Natural Language ProcessingOluwaseun Ajao, Deepayan Bhowmik and Shahrzad Zargari
Data Collection from : Working with and Building Tools for Undocumented APIsChristopher Stevens and Nicholas Worby
Dissemination of Scientific Research and Knowledge by Spanish Public Research Institutions in Social Networking SitesÁngel Hernández-García, Emiliano Acquila-Natale, Julián Chaparro-Peláez and Santiago Iglesias-Pradas
Distant Mirrors: Reflections of Authoritative Rule in the Facebook Posting Habits of Syrian Refugees in EuropeAnisa Abeytia
Do Read the Comments: Comparative Analysis of Audience Engagement with International Sailing RaceSvetlana Grushina
Early public responses to the Zika-virus on YouTube: Prevalence of and differences between conspiracy theory and informational videosAdina Nerghes, Peter Kerkhof and Iina Hellsten
Engaging alumni on social media: What content influences alumni to give to their alma mater?Adam Peruta
Examining Social Media News Engagement in Six Asian Countries and The Roles of Political Social Networks and EfficacyMichael Chan, Hsuan-Ting Chen and Francis L. F. Lee
Examining the Role of Second Screening in Influencing Political EngagementHsuan-Ting Chen
Exploring adolescent social media use and high schools: Tensions and compatibilitiesStacey Rutledge, Vanessa Dennen, Lauren Bagdy, Jerrica Rowlett and Shannon Burnick
Exploring attitudes to ‘catfish’ impersonating and feigning illness online.Jacqui Taylor, Andy Pulman and Olivia Tickle
From #RelationshipGoals to #Heartbreak – How does romantic relationship status effect the patterns of Instagram activity?Lili Fejes-Vékássy and Adrienn Ujhelyi
From 13 Reasons Why to Suicide Watch: Reddit Discussions about the Controversial Netflix SeriesHua Wang, Haoran Chu and Anatoliy Gruzd
Get That Son Of A Bitch Off The Field: A Digital Analysis of Donald Trump’s War Against the NFLJames Lowe and Katie Lebel
Good medicine tastes bitter? Emotional tone of social Q&A messages and query outcomesSei-Ching Joanna Sin, Chei Sian Lee and Xinran Chen
Government Activities on Facebook: A content analysis of selected government ministries’ Facebook pages in BangladeshShaharima Parvin
Hashtags: Call to action or conversation starter?Adrienne Hall-Phillips, Te-Lin Chung and Olivia Johnson
Identifying Patterns of Bot Interference across Election Campaigns on TwitterOlga Boichak, Sam Jackson, Jeff Hemsley, Rebekah Tromble and Sikana Tanupabrungsun
Individual psychological differences and susceptibility to fake news.Jacqui Taylor, Sinead Graham, Jack Minto-Lindgren and Ellie Millard
Influencing Policy Narratives on Social Media A Big Data Analysis of the Canadian Refugee Discourse on TwitterAdnan Raja
Influencing the Conversation on Male Suicide and Masculinity using Social Media Network data from the Man Up Documentary and CampaignMarisa Schlichthorst, Kylie King and Jane Pirkis
Networked selves and networked publics in academia: Investigating the bounds of personal and professional selves presented by academics through social media platformsKaty Jordan
Nothing nice to tweet: Exploring increased negativity on Twitter over time through the lens of the Mediated Skewed Diffusion of Issues Information TheoryBree Mcewan and Jill Hopke
Online Crowd-Funding Campaigns: Differences in Donation Amount based on Donor VisibilitySarah Jayne A. Connick-Keefer and Stuart I. Hammond
Opinion leaders’ susceptibility to fake news and echo chambersSara Minaeian, Ariane Paquet-Labelle and Elizabeth Dubois
Passing the Torch to the Next Generation of Olympic Fans: An Exploration of the Digital Engagement Strategies Used During the 2018 Winter OlympicsKatie Lebel
Public Discourse on Race: Analysis of Mass Shootings, Racial Identity, and Public Sentiment on TwitterKathy Tian
Seniors and smartphones: An examination from a usage and symbolic perspectiveMichael Chan and Cicy Tong
Share on archive – Addressing the challenges of sharing research data from social mediaJohannes Breuer
Social Access: Young People with Physical Disabilities Seek Acceptance through Digital MediaHerminder Kaur
Social Comparison in the digital age of fashion bloggingAthena Choi
Social Media Activism: Goodbye Tweets from the Siege of AleppoJaana Davidjants
Social Network Site and Belgium-Taiwanese Migrant: How Technology Helps Immigrant to acquire Social CapitalHsien-Ming Lin
The law, social media and the victimisation of womenLaura Bliss
The Refugee/Migrant crisis dichotomy on Twitter: A network and sentiment perspectiveAdina Nerghes and Ju-Sung Lee
Towards an Understanding of How Norwegian Social Influencers Negotiate Consumerism and Feminism on InstagramMathilde Hogsnes and Kjeld Hansen
Transitions in Social Media Use Between High School and College: From Panopticon to Wild West?Vanessa Dennen, Lauren Bagdy, Hajeen Choi, Demetrius Rice and Ginny Smith
Tweeting vaccine images: a social network analysis of pro- and anti-vaccination Twitter communities and influencersElena Milani, Peter Webb and Emma Weitkamp
Twitter’s Front Page: The Role of Agenda-setting Theory in Gatekeeping of Information on Twitter in France and KuwaitAlbaraa Altourah

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