big data & society journal

Big Data & Society Journal Now Open for Submissions

We are pleased to announce that the new SAGE journal, Big Data & Society, submission platform is now open for submissions. The journal invites contributions that analyse Big Data practices and/or involve empirical engagements and experiments with innovative methods while also reflecting on the consequences for how societies are represented (epistemologies), realised (ontologies) and governed (politics).[…]

big data & society journal

New Year, New Journal: SAGE Big Data & Society (BD&S)

We are excited to announce the launch of the new SAGE Big Data & Society Journal (BD&S). BD&S is an open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes interdisciplinary work principally in the social sciences, humanities and computing and their intersections with the arts and natural sciences about the implications of Big Data for societies. The Journal’s key purpose is to[…]

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[New Study] Enabling Community (of Healthcare Professionals) Through Social Media | Journal of Medical Internet Research

There are many approaches to study community and online communication, here at the Social Media Lab, we primarily approach this from a social network perspective. This perspective looks at group or community interactions to determine who the actors are in the network and the kind ties that bind them together. In a recently released study,[…]


[New Study] Emotions in the Twitterverse and Implications for User Interface Design by @gruzd

Emotions in the Twitterverse and Implications for User Interface Design Anatoliy Gruzd, Dalhousie University Abstract This study explores the implications of how user interface elements affect the types of messages that are produced as well as the likelihood that, and extent to which, those messages are spread within an online social system such as,[…]

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Connected Scholars: Examining the Role of Social Media in Research Practices of Faculty by @gruzd et al.

Social media has become mainstream in recent years, and its adoption has skyrocketed. Following this trend among the general public, scholars are also increasingly adopting these tools for their professional work. The current study (Connected scholars: Examining the role of social media in research practices of faculty using the UTAUT model) seeks to learn if, why[…]

Imagining Twitter as an Imagined Community: One of the Top Downloaded Articles in American Behavioral Scientist in 2011

What constitutes “a community”? Traditionally, a community is defined as “a group of people living together in one place.”  However, with the rise of the internet and social media, the notion of what is a community in today’s society is rapidly changing. This is one of the central issues that Anatoliy Gruzd, Barry Wellman and[…]