The 2014 Social Media & Society Conference starts tomorrow! Join the Conversation via #SMSociety14.

The Social Media & Society 2014 conference starts tomorrow. We are all very excited to meet everyone. Just a quick reminder, registration opens at 8:00 am and the first session starts at 8:45am sharp on Saturday morning. We will have coffee on hand waiting for you! The conference will be in … Continue Reading →

One Week Till #SMSociety14 in #Toronto!

#SMSociety14 Conference Banners are printed – checked! pic.twitter.com/3XcE8DJe7A — SocialMedia&Society (@SocMediaSoc) September 19, 2014 #SMSociety14 Conference Programs are ordered – checked! pic.twitter.com/wtMoBp8x6P — SocialMedia&Society (@SocMediaSoc) September 19, 2014 The 2014 International Social Media & Society Conference is one week away!  We are firing up all of the engines and getting … Continue Reading →

The Promise, Practice, & Pitfalls of Social Media – Keynote by Keith Hampton

Abstract: Social media, we have been promised, supports the well-being of individuals and society. It has been said that it offers new opportunities for democratic participation, that it supports collective action and gives individuals a voice. Social capital, once lost through the dormancy of ties, hidden as a result of … Continue Reading →

Conversations with Yoda – Industry Keynote by John Weigelt

Abstract: While popular media often paints a dystopian picture of how people might interact with technology in the future, the transformation being driven by social networks, big data and location independent computing suggests a more positive view. The combination of these powerful technology mega trends provides the opportunity for each … Continue Reading →

Building Offline Community to Study Online Community: The Social Media & Society Conference

Attending academic conferences can feel a bit like living in a retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. A conference that’s too small can leave you feeling under fed. On the other hand, a conference that’s too large can be overwhelming, intimidating and even alienating. A conference on a highly particular … Continue Reading →