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!  

#SMSociety14 in Numbers, Maps & Graphs

Talk about #SMSociety14 conference crosses borders: abstracts due Apr18 http://t.co/SMVO6wFUHN pic.twitter.com/lZdFHYOLf4 — James Cook (@JamesCookUMA) March 16, 2014 #SMSociety14 in numbers: 3,677 tweets over two days, 8.2m potential impressions, most active @JennyKorn 225 tweets pic.twitter.com/J8kcpxlVRr — Alfred Hermida (@Hermida) September 29, 2014 The #SMSociety14 network, by top in-degree centrality (@Hermida … Continue Reading →

#SMSociety14 Call for Submissions is coming…

Mark your calendar! The 2014 conference will be held in Toronto, Canada on September 27-28, 2014. Stay tuned for the Call for Submissions for the 2014 Social Media & Society Conference (#SMSociety14) to be released on January 15, 2014.