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.
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.
CfP: 2017 International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety) – Toronto, Canada – July 28-30, 2017
CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2017 #SMSociety Theme: Social Media for Social Good or Evil Our online behaviour is far from virtual--it extends our offline lives. Much social media research has identified the positive opportunities of using social media; for example, how people use social media to form support groups online, participate in political…
Social Media Lab @SMLabTO Speaker Series: Exploring CanadaOntario’s pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine conversations on Twitter from 2014-2016
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The Social Media Lab at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada is seeking a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral candidate to engage in innovative research in social media and learning analytics, including analyses related to studying formal and informal learning that occurs in social media and MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). The broad goal of the position…
Social Media Lab @SMLabTO Speaker Series: #Hashtagging Hate: Using Twitter to Track Racist Tweets in Canada
Please join us on Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 3 pm at the Ryerson Social Media Lab for at talk titled "#Hashtagging Hate: Using Twitter to Track Racist Tweets in Canada" by Irfan Chaudhry. Powered by Eventbrite
Please join us on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 3 pm at the Ryerson Social Media Lab for a talk about "The MIT Deliberatorium Project" by Dr. Mark Klein, Principal Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence Powered by Eventbrite