Thank you to all the authors for helping to make the 12th International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety) such a successful event! The following are three final post-conference updates:
1) #SMSociety Special Issue in SM+S
All conference presenters are invited to submit their work as an expanded full paper to the special issue of the Social Media+Society journal (published by SAGE, 5-yr Impact Factor: 5.771). The CFP for the special issue will be posted on the conference website in early September: https://socialmediaandsociety.org/
2) Spotlight Presentations and “3-2-1” Challenge!
The 5-min Spotlight Talks have already garnered 4000 views with nearly 150 hours of watch time. It is particularly awesome to see how many of authors are engaged on YouTube by answering questions about their papers in the Comments Section of their video.
To encourage even more people to engage with even more videos, we invite you to participate in the “3-2-1” Challenge:
- Watch at least 3 videos by July 31
- Like at least 2 videos,
- Comment on at least 1 of the videos that you watched.
- Like at least 2 videos,
And did we mention that the commentator with the greatest number of constructive comments on YouTube (posted by July 31) will receive the “Most Engaged Attendee on YouTube” Award. The award comes with a copy of the forthcoming 2nd edition of The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods (Eds: Luke Sloan and Anabel Quan-Haase)!
3) Winners of #SMSociety Awards
Congratulations to the winners of the Best Paper and Most Engaging Presentation Awards!
The Best Paper and Best Method Paper Awards were selected by the Awards Committee from the pool of accepted papers based on the peer reviews.
- The Best Paper Award went to Keith Hampton & Inyoung Shin for “Excessive Social Media Use is Less Harmful than Disconnection for the Self Esteem of Rural Adolescents” (Preprint: https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4136539)
- The Best Method Paper Award went toAxel Bruns, Daniel Angus, Edward Hurcombe, Stephen Harrington and Jane Tan for “The Dissemination of Problematic News on Facebook: A Large-Scale, Longitudinal Study” (Preprint: https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/hsd38)
Three awards for the Most Engaging Presentation were selected by the conference attendees based on the popular vote at the end of each Lighting Talk session. The winners of this award are as follows:
- Qian Huang for “The Assemblage of Nationalism, Populism, and Misogyny in Chinese Digital Vigilantism”
- Ruvimbo Musiyiwa and Jenna Jacobson for “‘Beating the Algorithm’: The Algorithmic and Non-Algorithmic Roadblocks to Sponsorship Disclosure in Social Media Influencer Marketing”
- Esteban Morales for “What do we mean when we talk about social media violence? Exploring everyday violence on digital networks”