This year, the #SMSociety conference offers a number of different awards and prizes:
Best Paper Awards
- The Best Paper and Best Method Paper Awards – selected by the Awards Committee from the pool of accepted papers, based on the peer reviews.
Keith Hampton and Inyoung Shin. Excessive Social Media Use is Less Harmful than Disconnection for the Self Esteem of Rural Adolescents. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4136539
Axel Bruns, Daniel Angus, Edward Hurcombe, Stephen Harrington and Jane Tan. The Dissemination of Problematic News on Facebook: A Large-Scale, Longitudinal Study. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/hsd38
Best Presentation Awards
- Three awards for the Most Engaging Presentation – selected by you based on the popular vote at the end of each lighting talk session.
Ruvimbo Musiyiwa and Jenna Jacobson. “Beating the Algorithm”: The Algorithmic and Non-Algorithmic Roadblocks to Sponsorship Disclosure in Social Media Influencer Marketing
Most Engaged Attendee Awards
Most Engaged Attendee on Twitter Award
- Following the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, we will choose the winner using the betweenness centrality score to locate the attendee who acts as a bridging agent in the #SMSociety communication network on Twitter between July 18–31, 2022.
- The winner of this award will receive a copy of the book by our keynote Moya Bailey (2021) entitled “Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance” (NYU Press).
- Congratulation to Yuying Tan from the University of Antwerp who won the Most Engaged Attendee on Twitter Award!
Most Engaged Attendee on YouTube Award
- To win this award, all you need to do is to watch and comment on as many Spotlight Talks as you can between now and July 31.
- We will choose the winner based on the number of constructive comments posted on YouTube.
- The winner of this award will receive a copy of the forthcoming 2nd edition of The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods (Eds: Luke Sloan and Anabel Quan-Haase).
- Congratulation to Jill Hopke from DePaul University who won the Most Engaged Attendee on YouTube Award!
Social Media Quiz Night
- To offer more networking opportunities for online participants, this year, we are introducing the Social Media Quiz Night!
- We’ll have two great MCs, Felipe Soares ana Alyssa Saiphoo, and many cool prizes to give away.
- Use the Zoom link provided during the conference registration to join us for this exciting and informal session at 6:30pm (EDT).
- Congratulation to Anna Gibson from Stanford University & Jill Fredenburg from The University of Memphis who won the Social Media Quiz!
The winners of these various awards will receive the Award Certificate and one of the following prizes:
- Moya Bailey (2021) Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance. (NYU Press)
- Zoetanya Sujon (2021) The Social Media Age. (SAGE)
- Maria-Carolina Cambre & Lavrence, C. (2022 forthcoming) Towards a sociology of selfies: Filtering the face. (Routledge)
- Luke Sloan and Anabel Quan-Haase (2022 forthcoming) The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods, 2nd Ed.
- Complimentary pro licenses for Socioviz, Communalytic, or Netlytic – social media research tools
- CAD$50 gift cards from #SMSociety!
Thank you to the authors, publishers and software developers who donated these awesome prizes!