Social Media Lab
  • About the lab

    The Social Media Lab is a multi- and interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. The lab studies how social media is changing the ways in which people communicate, disseminate information, conduct business and form communities, and how these changes impact the social, economic and political structures of modern society.

  • Expertise

    Our expertise lies in studying online communities and social networks and developing new tools and methods for analyzing and visualizing social media data. The broad aim of our various research initiatives is to provide decision makers with additional knowledge and insights into the behaviors and relationships of online network members, and to understand how these interpersonal connections influence our personal choices and actions.

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Latest Posts

Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd (@Gruzd) Named Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship

Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd (@Gruzd) Named Canada Research Chair in Social Media Data Stewardship

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd has received the prestigious honour of being named Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Social Media Data Stewardship. The Associate Professor in the Ted Rogers School of Business Management and Director of the Social Media Lab joins fellow Ryerson researchers Ebrahim Bagheri, professor in Electrical Computer Engineering, and Anton de Ruiter, professor

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@SMLabTO Speaker Series: Information Mining from Microblogging Platforms with @ebrahim_bagheri 02/12 3pm

@SMLabTO Speaker Series: Information Mining from Microblogging Platforms with @ebrahim_bagheri 02/12 3pm

Please join us on Friday, February 12, 2016 from 3:00-4:00 at the Ryerson Social Media Lab for a talk by Ebrahim Bagheri (@ebrahim_bagheri), Canada Research Chair in Software and Semantic Computing, Associate Professor and Director for the Laboratory for Systems, Software and Semantics (LS3) at Ryerson University on: “Information Mining from Microblogging Platforms”     This event is FREE but seating is limited, please  Details:  Event: Social Media

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Introducing the ‘Big Data & Society’ Journal Special Theme on ‘Social Media & Society’

Introducing the ‘Big Data & Society’ Journal Special Theme 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? How does the use of social media platforms and the

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@SMLabTO Speaker Series- Exploring Learning Networks: Social Network Structures for Design of Learning Crowds and Communities with @hthwaite

@SMLabTO Speaker Series- Exploring Learning Networks: Social Network Structures for Design of Learning Crowds and Communities with @hthwaite

Please join us on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 4:0-5:00 at the Ryerson Social Media Lab for a talk by Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite, Professor, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, The iSchool at The University of British Columbia on: "Exploring Learning Networks: Social Network Structures for Design of Learning Crowds and Communities" This event is FREE but seating is limited, so please  Details: Event: Social

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2016 #SMSociety Keynotes & Final Call for Papers

2016 #SMSociety Keynotes & Final Call for Papers

Attention Social Media Researchers! We are very excited to announce two distinguished Keynotes for this year’s International Conference on Social Media & Society (July 11-13, 2016, London, UK): [caption id="attachment_10905" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dr Susan Halford - Director, Web Science Institute, University of Southampton, UK[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10904" align="alignnone" width="300"] Dr Helen Kennedy - Professor of Digital Society, University of Sheffield, UK[/caption] SUBMIT

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Directions

We are located at 10 Dundas St East, Toronto, Canada. When you enter 10 Dundas, look for the elevator bank (marked as Office Tower) next to the Starbucks Coffee on the 1st floor. Take the elevator to the 10th floor, our office suite #1002 will be on the right.