Registration is now open!

We are delighted to announce that the registration for this year conference is now open! Register by July 15 to take advantage of  ‘early bird’ rates. Registration page: http://socialmediaandsociety.org/?page_id=541   Please note you do not need to be a presenter to attend the conference. Let us know if you have any questions … Continue Reading →

#SMSociety14 Keynote Spotlight: Microsoft’s John Weigelt (@Thumbtackhead) #Toronto

What’s the big deal with big data? “There is a data-driven transformation underway” that impacts our everyday lives, says Microsoft’s National Technology Officer John Weigelt (Weigelt, 2014). John – who advocates for the use of technology by private and public sectors, economic development, innovation, environmental sustainability, accessibility, privacy, and security … 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 →

Keynote Speaker Spotlight: Keith Hampton (@mysocnet) #SMSociety14

Are we becoming more isolated because of our incessant need to be glued to our screens? Keith Hampton, an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Rutgers University, doesn’t think so. In his research, Keith explores the relationship between new information and communication technologies, social networks, democratic engagement, and the urban environment. We … Continue Reading →