As social creatures, our online lives, just like our offline lives are intertwined with others within a wide variety of social networks. Each retweet on Twitter, comment on a blog or link to a YouTube video explicitly or implicitly connects one online participant to another and contributes to the formation of various information and social networks. Once discovered, these networks can provide researchers with an effective mechanism for identifying and studying collaborative processes within any online community.
Next week, Dr. Aantoliy Gruzd, Director of the Social Media Lab will be a keynote speaker at Hong Kong Baptist University Applied Communication Research Lab. Dr. Gruzd will be speaking and leading a workshop on Social Media Analytics. The workshop will explore automated ways to discover and analyze communication networks from social media data.
Dr. Gruzd will be accompanied by Philip Mai, Research and Communications Manager at the Ryerson Social Media Lab. Mr. Mai will give a presentation highlighting some of the ongoing research projects at the Social Media Lab and will be extending an invitation to attendees to apply to the Social Media Lab Visiting Scholar Program and the 2016 International Conference on Social Media and Society in London, UK.
Dr. Gruzd and Mr. Mai will be joined by Dr Axel Bruns, Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Professor in the Digital Media Research Centre at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. For More information about this workshop, check out the flyer.
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