2022 Lightning Talks


All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)

Session 1: One-Minute Lightning Talks
July 18 – 10:30-11:30am (EDT)

  1. Jing Guo – Does social media use facilitate or attenuate opinion polarization?
  2. Jill Fredenburg – More Than Pretty Flowers
  3. Sibo Chen – Far-right political extremism and the radicalization of the anti-vaccine movement in Canada
  4. Ana Jorge – Pilgrimage and social media dis/connection
  5. Junwen Hu – ‘Filtering out the unauthentic posts’
  6. Johannes Breuer,  Bensmann, Boland, Yu & Dietze – All public opinions are not equal
  7. Katherine Baxter & Czarnecka – Motherhood Influencers and the “The Sharent Trap”
  8. Keith Hampton & Shin – Excessive Social Media Use is Less Harmful than Disconnection for the Self Esteem of Rural Adolescents
  9. Fan Xiao &  Yeo – Collaborative coping
  10. Bernardo Pereira Cavalheiro, Prada & Rodrigues – Does matching the communication style of an interlocutor enhances the impact of emoji use in interpersonal and communication outcomes?
  1. Leiyuan Tian – Fans as Homo Narrans
  2. Anilla Till – Applying Nonviolent Environmental Communication in Social Media Campaigns
  3. Qian Huang – The Assemblage of Nationalism, Populism, and Misogyny in Chinese Digital Vigilantism
  4. Miguel-Pérez & Maria Elena Aramendia-Muneta – Social Media Marketing Strategies in the Spanish Lingerie Industry 
  5. Elizabeth Solverson – Silent but opinionated
  6. Admilson Veloso da Silva & Béni – #Africa: A visual cont(in)ent analysis on Instagram  
  7. Zinaida Adelhardt & Eberle –  Teenagers’ usage of YouTube, personality characteristics and vulnerability to compulsive use
  8. Stewart & Christa Arnold – Deception Detection on Social Media
  9. Maja Brandt Andreasen – The role of humour in Internet memes about sexual violence
  1. Eleonora Alabrese – Bad Science: Retractions, Citations and Media Coverage
  2. Li & Zhifan Luo – Digital Authoritarianism Goes Global
  3. Silvia Keeling & Noseda – True or Fake? The role of media outlets, partisanship and gender differences in the evaluation of News
  4. Yasin Yalcin, Dennen, Bernal, Martin, Massman,  Rojas & Rucinski – Emotions and social media use
  5. Vanessa Dennen, Rutledge, Shi, Bagdy,  Jung,  Bunn, Hedquist, Cosgrove & Cargill – Teen engagement with current events and social issues on social media
  6. Pradip Sarkar – Sociality on Instagram
  7. Yanzhuo Niu – Magic mirror, magic mirror, am I attractive

Session 2: One-Minute Lightning Talks
July 18 – 5:30-6:30pm (EDT)

  1. Corinne Dalelio, Holody, Weinhold – Framing Firearms
  2. Miaomiao Chang & Pennington – Twitter users’ sentiments toward mask wearing
  3. Ruvimbo Musiyiwa & Jacobson – “Beating the Algorithm”
  4. Olivia Inwood – The Meta-Meta Selfie
  5. Ceron, Mathias Felipe de Lima Santos & Quiles – Tracing the “Early Treatment” against COVID-19 in Brazil
  6. He & Yijia Zhang – Loss of Mobility
  7. Hemsley, Kelly & Yiran Duan – Work in Progress in Visual Design Practice
  8. Agata Stepnik – Young adults, algorithms, and news content on social media
  9. Akit Kumar & Xiao – Influence of morality on the spread of Disinformation
  10. Mathias Felipe de Lima Santos, Ceron & Quiles – QAnon and New Age

Session 3: One-Minute Lightning Talks
July 19 – 1:00-1:30pm (EDT)

  1. Noha Atef, Fleerackers & Alperin – Doctors on YouTube
  2. Mathilde Hogsnes, Grønli & Hansen – Investigating the commercial construct of TikTok influencers
  3. Macy Burchfield, Rosenberg & Stegenga – Updated or Outdated Consent?
  4. Lappas, Amalia Triantafillidou & Tsioulakis – Instagram Communication of Local Governments in Greece and User Engagement
  5. Jill Hopke – The “Tucker Carlson Effect” on wind power misinformation
  6. Budu, Lewys Davies & Innes – Investigating the dynamics and representation of the Belarus 2020 protests on TikTok
  7. Rohan Grover & Jeeyun (Sophia) Baik – From Paywalls to Datawalls
  1. Esteban Morales – What do we mean when we talk about social media violence?
  2. Ines Kožuh, Debevc & Caks  – Risk Perception about COVID-19 and its Effect on Fact-Checking Intent in Social Media
  3. Anna Bartosik – Learning in the Open
  4. Tom Divon & Ebbrecht-Hartmann – Performing Death and Trauma?
  5. Pradipa P. Rasidi – Disinformation as Political Participation
  6. Nili Steinfeld – How do users examine online messages to determine if they are reliable?