CFP for the Big Data & Society Journal Special Theme Issue on ‘Social Media & Society’

With faster computers and cheaper storage, bigger data sets are becoming abundant. Social media is a key source of big data in the form of user and system generated content and interactions. What do we do with all of the social data and how do we make sense of it? … Continue Reading →





2016 #SMSociety Publishing & Professional Development Opportunities For #SocialMedia Researchers

  • By Philip Mai
  • 18 October, 2015
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The social media research landscape is growing. #SMSociey is proud to be a contributor to the vast body of social media research that is now available. Each year, we provide our presenters with a wide variety of publication opportunities. If you are conducting social media research, please join our growing community of social media researchers! The conference accepts … Continue Reading →





New Publishing & Professional Development Opportunities For #SocialMedia Researchers

  • By Philip Mai
  • 23 January, 2015
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The 6th Social Media and Society Conference (SMSociety15) will be held in Toronto on July 27-29, 2015. SMSociety15 is a multi- and interdisciplinary academic conference focusing exclusively on social media research. The conference brings together top researchers and practitioners from academia and industry who are interested in studying and understanding social media … Continue Reading →





CFP: 2015 Social Media & Society Conference Toronto, Canada July 27-29, 2015 #SMSociety15

  • By Philip Mai
  • 21 November, 2014
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We are pleased to release the Call for Proposals for the 2015 Social Media and Society Conference to be held in Toronto, Canada on July 27-29, 2015. The Conference invites scholarly and original submissions that build on the previous work and critically evaluate the role of social media for social … Continue Reading →





What does it mean to be #influential in the age of #socialmedia? New ABS Special Issue on Networked Influence

  • By Philip Mai
  • 8 November, 2014
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  #147881015 / gettyimages.com Much of the difficulty in understanding influence in social networks (especially those formed on social media sites) has to do with the inability to define influence, and then distinguish it from a number of other factors. For example, is it the actual content of a message being exchanged … Continue Reading →