Building Offline Community to Study Online Community: The Social Media & Society Conference

Attending academic conferences can feel a bit like living in a retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. A conference that’s too small can leave you feeling under fed. On the other hand, a conference that’s too large can be overwhelming, intimidating and even alienating. A conference on a highly particular … Continue Reading →

Keynote Speaker Spotlight: Keith Hampton (@mysocnet) #SMSociety14

Are we becoming more isolated because of our incessant need to be glued to our screens? Keith Hampton, an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Rutgers University, doesn’t think so. In his research, Keith explores the relationship between new information and communication technologies, social networks, democratic engagement, and the urban environment. We … Continue Reading →

2014 Social Media & Society Conference (#SMSociety14) Call for Submissions

We live in an era of “Big Data”. Petabyte and exabyte-size datasets are becoming increasingly common.  Much of the data is coming from social media in the form of user-generated content. What do we do with all of these “social” data and how do we make sense of it all? … Continue Reading →

#SMSociety14 Call for Submissions is coming…

Mark your calendar! The 2014 conference will be held in Toronto, Canada on September 27-28, 2014. Stay tuned for the Call for Submissions for the 2014 Social Media & Society Conference (#SMSociety14) to be released on January 15, 2014.