#Med2 – Online Communities in Support of Health and Wellbeing: A Case of #hcsmca

Social media are powerful tools for building communities of like-minded individuals who share common interests and goals. As part of our on-going research on online communities, our lab often explores how communities start and are maintained online via social media. Our goal is to discover and understand the different kinds of communities that can be[…]


Twitter Networks are like Airline Hub Maps: NPR Morning Edition story featuring study by @qaramazov @gruzd @barrywellman

Recently at study that we completed in our lab “Geography of Twitter Networks.”, with my collaborator Dr. Barry Wellman and Dr. Yuri Takhteyev was featured on NPR Morning Edition.  In this interview with Shankar Vedantam, one of my co-authors, Dr. Barry Wellman discussed some of the surprising findings from our new Twitter study. One of the promises[…]

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You are invited – 2011 Information and Social Networks Symposium

Friday, November 4th, 2011 8:30am -12:30pm                                  Dalhousie University Faculty of Management – Rm 6089 6100 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3H 4R2 Free and Open to the public – Seating is Limited For a complete schedule & to RSVP click HERE *** The theme for this year’s symposium is “Online Communities and Social Media: How companies[…]