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2015 Conference Dates & Location!

Social Media & Society Conference/ Toronto, Canada / July 27-29, 2015 It is our pleasure to announce that the 2015 Social Media & Society Conference will be coming back to Toronto, Canada next year on July 27-29, 2015. The conference length and offering will be expanded next year to three … Continue Reading →

Accepting submissions for the Big Data & Society journal

Dear #SMSociety14 Authors, Congratulation on presenting your work at the 2014 Social Media and Society conference in Toronto! As a follow up to the conference, we are putting together a special theme “issue” for the Big Data & Society journal (BD&S) based on relevant papers and posters presented at #SMSociety14. … Continue Reading →

Some Reflections on #SMSociety14: What are the impact and implications of social media on society?

This question was the fundamental discussion point of the Social Media and Society 2014 conference in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 27-28, 2014. Now in its fifth year, the conference, organized by the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University (a partner in the Mining Biodiversity project funded by the IMLS Digging Into … Continue Reading →

#SMSociety14 Best Poster Winner!

Congratulation to Ana Rita Morais for winning the 2014 Best Poster Award for her poster on “Instanews: Photojournalism in the Instagram Era”!   Instanews: Photojournalism in the Instagram Era Ana Rita Morais (@moraisanarita), Ryerson University, Canada  Background: Where verbal and textual forms have both respectively reined as preferred modes of mobile … Continue Reading →

…and the Most Engaged Tweeps are

Congratulation to Alfred Hermida (@hermida) and Bonnie Stewart (@bonstewart) who won the Most Engaged Tweeter title and prize for stimulating the most number of retweets during the conference!