Social Media

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[…]

Social Media & Society Conference

CFP: 2015 Social Media & Society Conference Toronto, Canada July 27-29, 2015 #SMSociety15

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,[…]

Canada - Parlament

The Multiple Facets of Influence: Identifying Political Influentials and Opinion Leaders on Twitter [New Study]

By  Elizabeth Dubois (@lizdubois) & Devin Gaffney (@dgaff) #171592241 / gettyimages.com Trace data (the bits of ourselves we leave behind when navigating the Internet) is exciting. It is exciting for academics who are permitted a unique view into the communicative processes of individuals. It is exciting for marketers who can develop better strategies based on new understandings[…]

News

How Civil are Frequent Posters in #Newspaper Forums? Implications for Forum Moderators & Online Discourse [New Study]

By Robin Blom (@RobinBlom), Serena Carpenter (@dr_serena), Brian J. Bowe (@brianjbowe), and Ryan Lange (@lange_ryan)   #182939194 / gettyimages.com   Read any comment section about a political topic on the website of a major news outlet, nowadays, and you’ll likely end up in a raging debate. Regardless of whether you agree with some of the positions,[…]

What does it mean to be #influential in the age of #socialmedia? New ABS Special Issue on Networked Influence

#147881015 / gettyimages.com Much of the difficulty in understanding influence in social networks (especially those formed on social media sites) has to do with the inability to define influence, and then distinguish it from a number of other factors. For example, is it the actual content of a message being exchanged that exerts the most influence on[…]