2014 – Accepted Submissions


Siobhan O’FlynnRamona Pringle and Nehal El-Hadi Privacy, Copyright, and Conventions of Use and Reuse of Twitter Content in Contemporary Online Practices
Yukari Seko, Jenny Korn, Cindy Tekobbe and Katrin Tiidenberg Visualizing the Self, Gazing the Life: Our Privately Public Self
Tressie Mcmillan CottomJade Davis and Robert Reece Making Change or Being Short Changed? Inequality Regimes and the Political Economy of Attention In Social Media
George Veletsianos, Anatoliy Gruzd, Royce Kimmons, Christine Greenhow and Bonnie Stewart Networked Participatory Scholarship: Empirical perspectives on scholars use of social media
Robin Blom, Elizabeth Dubois, Hazel Kwon, Eva Hannah Petakovic, Wayne Weiai Xu Networked Influence in Social Media (moderated by Anatoliy Gruzd and Barry Wellman)



  • Bonnie Stewart. Reading Each Other in Networks: Perspectives on Profiles and Influence
  • Anabel Quan-Haase, Kim Martin and Lori Mccay-Peet. Online conversation and information management on Twitter: Preliminary Findings of Interviews with Digital Humanities Scholars
  • Heidi Julien and Laurie Bonnici. Altmetrics in Library and Information Science: Trickle or Tsunami?
  • Julia Lowe. Informal Educational Content on YouTube as a Portal to Authentic Learning


  • Jean Mark Gawron, Alex Dodge, Kathleen Preddy, Li An, Dipak Gupta, Brian Spitzberg and Ming-Hsiang Tsoi. Information-source extraction for inferring communities
  • Wenhong Chen, Fangjing Tu and Pei Zheng. The Risk Society in the Social Media Age: The PM2.5 Case, Twitter, and the Public Sphere
  • Moritz David Büchi. The Recommender Role of Twitter for Science Topics


  • Philip Napoli. Toward a Tyranny of Tweeters? The Institutionalization of Social TV Analytics as Market Information Regime
  • Bernie Hogan and Vyacheslav Polonski. Do pseudonyms enable or unleash? An empirical investigation on YouTube and Twitter
  • Lama Khoshaim, Anisa Awad and Anatoliy Gruzd. Understanding Second Screen Experience: the Use of Social Media and Mobile Devices while Watching Live Television
  • Charo Lacalle. Social Media and Television Analysis: Integrating Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches


  • James Cook. When Friendship Gets Fuzzy: Tie Formation and Role Performance among Teddy Bears Online
  • Ravi K. Vatrapu, Raghava Rao Mukkamala and Abid Hussain. Towards a Set Theoretical Approach to Big Social Data Analytics: Concepts, Methods, Tools, and Empirical Findings
  • Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani. Mapping Gender in E-Diasporic Social Networks: The Case of Canadian-Iranian Digital Diaspora
  • Rob Procter, Adam Edwards, Alex Voss, William Housley, Anita Greenhill, Omer Rana, Matthew Williams, Peter Burnap, Luke Sloan, Jeffrey Morgan and Maria Liakata. Social media: a new technology for civic participation?


  • Brett Caraway. Evolving Tactics in the Deployment of Social Media by Trade Unions
  • Henry Boachi. Searching for missing babies on Facebook: A case of social media activism in Ghana
  • Aim Sinpeng. (Re)producing Social Inequality through Digital Means
  • Alfred Hermida and Candis Callison. Voices of Dissent: #Idlenomore as a contested space


  • Sky Croeser and Tim Highfield. Greek independent media and the antifascist movement
  • Xiaoyi Ma and Emad Khazraee. Iranian Political Landscape Seen from Iranian Presidential Election Tweets
  • Jeremy Hunsinger. Dark Mediations: Darknets, and the Transactional Capital of Mediated Sociality
  • Catherine Dumas, Dan Lamanna, Chris Kotfila, Loni Hagen, Norman Gervais, S.S. Ravi, Teresa Harrison, Feng Chen and Ozlem Uzuner. Examining Political Mobilization of Online Communities Through E-Petitioning Behavior in We The People
  • Elizabeth Shaffer. Records and Trust: Navigating Social Media and Information Policy


  • Nadia Caidi. Holy Selfie: Young People, Pilgrimage and Social Media
  • Riki Thompson. Title: Looking for acceptance: Negotiating online community through selfie-bios
  • Martin Hand and Mariann Hardey. Selfies in the Making: managing the liquid and locative image in long-term social media use


  • Alanna Mager and Frauke Zeller. Toward a Cross-Platform Brand Storytelling Model
  • Frank Kleemann. Users, not customers! On unintended consequences of Social Media-based attempts to “customer integration” by commercial enterprises
  • Zeshan Jaffari and Ravi Vatrapu. Dimensions of social business: A systematic literature review and social business cycle
  • Ilhem Allagui. Awarded PR campaigns for best use of social media: New lessons of effectiveness.
  • Ramesh Venkat and Jin Ke. A Study of Competing Facebook Brand Communities
  • Jeremy Shtern and Sylvia Blake. User Generated Perspectives on the Creation of Social Media Advertising Markets: A Q Method Study


  • Jonathan Obar. Representative data sovereignty: Overcoming big data’s challenge to flawed consumer choice policy
  • Renee M. Powers and Kelly Quinn. Beyond Distributive and Communicative: Sharing is Context-Specific
  • Chandana Unnithan and Paula Swatman Pmc. Ensuring Privacy of Participants in Social Media Based Research: an Australian perspective
  • Kelly Quinn. Why We Share: How the Utility of Social Media Relates to Privacy
  • Guy Hoskins. Whither social media? Brazil’s Marco Civil da Internet and the implications for 83 million netizens.
  • Bree Mcewan. Compressing Comments: Reactions to Perceived Organizational Control via Social Media Surveillance


  • Irfan Chaudhry. #Hastagging Hate: Using Twitter to track racism online
  • Shahnon Mohamed Salleh. When Race Meets Technology: A Preliminary Analysis of Race Relations in the Social Media
  • Abigail Oakley. You “have flabby arms, fat legs, and a gross ass”: A look at social ties and online discourse
  • Daria Dayter. Complaining to build rapport in a Twitter community


  • Gillian Brooks. #ReputableNewsSource? How Twitter and an Online Community of Sources Contributed to the Legitimation of Andrew Breitbart
  • K. Hazel Kwon and C. Chris Bang. Social Media Rumors as Improvised Public Opinions: A Semantic Network Analysis of Twitter during Korean Saber Rattling 2013
  • Gabe Ignatow, Nick Evangelopoulos and Konstantinos Zougris. Topic Modeling with Sentiment Evaluation for Analysis of Opinion Polarization
  • Elizabeth Dubois. Traces of Influence: Understanding Opinion Leaders in Context


  • Ragnar Lundström and Simon Lindgren. Social Media and Social Support: Mapping Mechanisms in a Domestic Violence Forum
  • Petr Lupac. What role does SNS use play in gaining benefits from Internet use?
  • Marc Esteve and Rosa Borge. Changing politics? Brokers and spillover effect among the members of the Catalan parliament twitter network


  • Hua Wang, Weiai Xu and Gregory Saxton. Network Structures For A Better Twitter Community
  • Kimberley Mcleod. Social Media on/in the Canadian Stage
  • John Bingham-Hall and Stephen Law. The Blog and the Territory: hyperlocal social media as place-based community
  • Kalina Kamenova, Amir Reshef and Timothy Caulfield. Representations of Stem Cell Clinics on Twitter



  • Alexandra Makos and Jim Hewitt. The Like Button: What a Head-Nod Looks Like in Online Collaborative Discussions
  • Alexandre Fortier and Jacquie Burkell. Negotiating privacy on Facebook: Three subjective positions
  • Alexandre Sevigny and David Scholz. Social Media Reality Check 3.0
  • Amanda Oldring. Tweet the Alarm: What Tsunami Early Warning Networks Tell Us about Reaching ‘Last-Mile’ Populations
  • Amy Ohta. From helpless to empowered: Online support groups and the construction of caregiver identities in Japanese and English-language social media
  • Ana Rita Morais. Instanews: Photojournalism in the Instagram Era
  • Angela Anima-Korang. Civic Engagement among College Students: The Role of Strong Ties, Weak Ties, and Interpersonal Trust.
  • Asta Zelenkauskaite. Social media and breaking news coverage. Platform-specific practices: Twitter vs. Facebook
  • Ataharul Chowdhury and Helen Hambly Odame. Stakeholder’s Conversations through Social Media. Implications for Agriculture and Rural Development Innovations
  • Chandana Unnithan and Indu Nair. Linking Civic Sentiment to Actuality – A Meta Aspect based Sentiment Analysis of Indian Elections
  • Christian Rapp, Yasemin Gulbahar and Jennifer Erlemann. Social Media for Education—A Toolkit for Supporting Instructors in Higher Education Enriching Their Teaching with Social Media.
  • Christine Moser and Peter Groenewegen. An organizational field in the (b)making: Institutional structuration in the emerging cake decorating field
  • Daiji Hario and Kenji Yoshimi. Research on an implementation of the social media marketing strategy of food & drink companies in Japan
  • Denel Rehberg Sedo, Danielle Fuller, Tim Hodson, Sara Beadle and Abigail Campbell. Reading Lives: Exploring-Connecting-Sharing
  • Elham Alghamdi, Derek Reilly and Sandra Toze. Social Media Based Businesses in Saudi Arabia
  • Emad Khazraee and Azade Sanjari. Most Influential or Most Vociferous: Analysis of political discussion during Iran Presidential Election 2013
  • Eman Alyami and Stan Matwin. Characterization of Social Media Use in the Middle East
  • Gashaw Abeza, Norm O’Reilly and Mark Dottori. The Use of Social Media in Meeting Relationship Marketing Goals: The Case of Sporting Event Organizations
  • Gavin Adamson. What we read and share about mental health news
  • Guang Ying Mo and Barry Wellman. Evaluating Communication Means in Multidisciplinary Research Networks
  • Hoda Hamouda. Eyewitness
  • Innocent Awasom. Using Social Media to Teach Information Literacy in select African universities
  • Jacky Au Duong and Frauke Zeller. #JustDoIt: Brand-to-Consumer Interaction via Twitter
  • Jaigris Hodson and Gilbert Wilkes. Content Aggregation and Curation as a Means to Separate Signal from Noise in Large Social Datasets
  • Jessica Thom and Jacquelyn Burkell. The Effects of Online Commenting on the Perception of News Stories
  • Julian Brais, Tarek El Fedawy, Kazem Kutob and Michael Grüninger. Select Your Hashtags Scientifically: A Framework to Optimize Tweet Hashtag Portfolios in Twitter (
  • Kalpana Ghimire Bastakoti and Conny Davidsen. Spatio-Temporal Visualization of Twitter Communication on REDD+
  • L.Y.C. Wong. Information Diffusion on Social Media: Why People Share and ‘Re-share’ Online
  • Linnea Laestadius and Hui Xie. Blurring the Lines Between Consumers and Producers: A Case Study of a KFC Marketing Campaign Promoting User-Generated Content
  • Márcio Carneiro Santos. Talking to an API – A study of news values on the Twitter platform.
  • Mary Jane Kwok Choon. Temporary disconnection and addiction to social network sites : an analysis of the use and non-use of Facebook by young adults
  • Mohammad Alotaibi. Twitter, diwaniya: Who influences whom?
  • Naureen Nizam, Carolyn Watters and Anatoliy Gruzd. Navigating Websites the Social Way: An evaluation of a Social Media Panel Prototype
  • Nazanin Andalibi. Exploring Online Public Interactions Surrounding Mental Health: The Case of The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Facebook Page
  • Paul Nixon, Rajash Rawal and Andreas Funk. Devolving Discourse: Social Media and Independence
  • Peter Timusk and Matthew McLennan. The individual, privacy and the Internet
  • Pooya Moradian Zadeh and Ziad Kobti. A Study on Social Influence level of Layers in Multi-layer Online Social Networks
  • Raywat Deonandan. Attitudes Regarding Physicians’ Accessibility Via Social Media
  • Regina Collins, S. Roxanne Hiltz and Fadi P. Deek. Exploring Pearltrees: A Social Media System Supporting Knowledge Management for e-Learning
  • Richard Naples. The GIF that keeps on giving: GIF animation as an audience development strategy for legacy library collections
  • Ryan Price. #HamOnt — Twitter, Civic Engagement, and Community in the City of Hamilton
  • Shadi Ghajar and Mark Chignell. The Role of Social Influence in Users’ Online Choices
  • Shelley Guyton. Bayan Bloggers: Negotiating National Identity through Social Media
  • Simon Lindgren. Mapping Social Media Discourse: A network method for dealing qualitatively with large quantities of text
  • Sylvia Peacock. We Are the Data! Big Data and User Agency
  • Vivian Howard and Alyssa Harder “Cohesive community: Social media and One Book Nova Scotia
  • Wei-Chu Chen. An ideal public sphere? Examining online political discussions with computer-mediated discourse analysis
  • Yimin Chen, Niall Conroy and Victoria Rubin. Fact of Fiction? Detecting Digital Deception or Deliberate Misinformation in News Stories
  • Yukari Seko and Stephen Lewis. Triggering or Engaging? A Quantitative Content Analysis of Comments to Flickr Photographs of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury