#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: https://socialmediaandsociety.socialmedialab.ca/?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 →