Announcement of 2017 Keynotes

We are very pleased to announce two distinguished Keynotes for the 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society (July 28-30, 2017, Toronto, Canada): Lee Rainie – Director, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, USA Ronald Deibert – Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University … Continue Reading →

Announcing keynotes for the 2016 #SMSociety!

We are very excited to announce our keynotes for the 2016 #SMSociety!  Dr Susan Halford – Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton, UK Dr Helen Kennedy – Professor of Digital Society, University of Sheffield, UK A Geographer by training and an organizational sociologist for many years, Dr. Susan Halford’s … Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →