Social Media Lab
"Making Sense of a Network World"
The Social Media Lab is an internationally recognized 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 and disseminate information 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.
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A Visual Roadmap to Social Media Success: An Analysis of the 2015 ‘#BellLetsTalk’ Initiative on Twitter
The Social Media Lab is excited to announce our collaboration with Drs. Alla Kushniryk & Amy Thurlow and their team at the Mount Saint Vincent University on their new project entitled “A visual roadmap to success: An analysis of the two-way communication in the social media space” funded by the Communications + Public Relations Foundation. This project[…]
Guest Talk: Strategic opinion leaders: A “just-in-time” approach to a politically informed citizenry
Join us on Friday, February 27, at 2:15 for the guest talk by Elizabeth Dubois (University of Oxford’s Internet Institute) on political opinion leaders on social media. The talk is hosted by the Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University. See details below. Title: Strategic opinion leaders: A “just-in-time” approach[…]
Join Us For a Discussion About Doing Research with Social Media Data Next Wednesday 02/11 in #Toronto
If you are in Toronto next Wednesday February 11th, join Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd, Director of Ryerson University Social Media Lab for a stimulating talk and discussion about doing research with social media data. The talk “Data Stewardship & Ethical Considerations” is part of the KMDI Speaker Series organized by Professor Mark Chignell, Director of the Knowledge Media Design Institute at[…]
Loose Connections & the Strength of Weak Ties: How to Use Twitter & Blogs to Enhance Your Professional Academic Profile
This is a “Twitter and Blogging 101′ for novice. The advice is meant for academics who are thinking about venturing online but it can be useful to other professionals as well. (If you have a problem with viewing the embedded slide deck in this post, you can also view and download it directly from slideshare.net[…]
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 and political change, community engagement,[…]
Politically Polarized Online Groups and their Social Structures formed around the 2013-2014 crisis in Ukraine
The end of the Cold War in 1991 introduced a great change and a wave of hope for people living in Ukraine, a former Soviet Union republic. However, Ukraine’s transition to a modern and independent state has not gone smoothly. In 2004, the country experienced its first major political upheaval, popularly dubbed the “Orange Revolution.” Cries of “Razom nas bahato! Nas[…]