#SMSociety 2020 Conference Digest – Day 2

Dear #SMSociety Attendees!  

Welcome to Day 2 of the International Conference on Social Media & Society – Virtual Edition!

This year you can conference ‘Your Way’! Attend as many sessions as you like in any order you prefer.  See the Conference Programme page to learn everything you need to know in order to participate virtually.

1) #ICYMI: Featured Panel & 83 Spotlight Talks

Day 1 was off to a great start!  Here are links to the Welcome Remarks and the Featured Panel on Diverse Voices  and to 83 Full and WIP Spotlight Talks. The Spotlight talks has already garnered over 3K views with over 100 hours of watch time and 100s comments and replies on YouTube.  It is particularly awesome to see how many authors are engaged on YouTube by providing very detailed answers about their papers in the Comments Section of their video.

Keep it up! Support your fellow authors! Watch more videos and provide feedback. The presentation with the greatest number of comments on YouTube by July 31 will receive the “Most Engaging Presentation” Award.


2) #SMSociety on Twitter & Most Engaged Attendee Award!

Another way to engage with the #SMSociety community is via Twitter. Don’t forget to add the conference hashtag #SMSociety to your tweets. We will choose the winner using the betweenness centrality score from SNA to locate the attendee who acts as a bridging agent in the #SMSociety communication network on Twitter between July 21 – 31, 2020. See you on Twitter!


3) Best Method Paper & Best Paper Awards

Congratulations to the authors of the 2020 Best Paper and Best Method Paper Award winners! The awards are presented annually and are selected by the Track Chairs and the Organizing Committee from the pool of accepted full papers, based on the highest peer-review scores and feedback from reviewers.

  • The Best Paper Award goes to Kimberley R. Allison, Kay Bussey and Naomi Sweller for “Fair Game: The Effects of Target Identity, Attack Topic and Role-Relevance in the Judgement of Online Aggression”.
  • The Best Method Paper Award goes to Belén Fernández García and Susana Salgado (University of Lisbon, Portugal) for “Populism by the people: An analysis of online comments in Portugal and Spain”.

These and other full papers are now published in the Conference Proceedings and available via ACM Digital Library. If you are not able to access the papers via the ACM Digital Library due to the lack of the institutional subscription to this database, please feel free to email the authors directly to ask for their pre-print copy.

Have a great Day 2 of the conference! PS. Did we mention… Watch more Spotlight Videos!