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 →

#SMSociety14 Conference Schedule on @Sched!

Dear #SMSociety14 Participants, This year we have prepared an online, interactive schedule for conference attendees and presenters. It is available at http://smsociety14.sched.org// There are a number of useful tools to make your conference going an interactive experience. Here you can check out the schedule as well as connect with other participants. … Continue Reading →

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 →