A compilation of our research on online participation and communities.

Publications

  • Martin, J.M.G., Gruzd, A., Howard, V. (2013). Navigating an Imagined Middle–Earth:
    Finding and analyzing text–based and film–based mental images of Middle–earth through
    TheOneRing.net online fan community. First Monday 18(5 – 6). DOI:
    10.5210%2Ffm.v18i5.4529
  • Takhteyev, Y., Gruzd, A., and Wellman, B. (2012). Geography of Twitter Networks. Social
    Networks 34(1): 73-81. DOI:10.1016/j.socnet.2011.05.006
  • Gruzd, A., Wellman, B., and Takhteyev, Y. (2011). Imagining Twitter as an Imagined
    Community. American Behavioral Scientist 55(10): 1294-1318. DOI:
    10.1177/0002764211409378
  • Hemsley, J., Jacobson, J., Gruzd, A., Mai, P. (2018). Social Media for Social Good or Evil:
    An Introduction. Social Media+ Society 4 (3). https://doi.org
    /10.1177%2F2056305118786719
  • Gruzd, A., Jacobson, J., Wellman, B., & Mai, P. H. (2017). Social Media and Society:
    Introduction to the Special Issue. American Behavioral Scientist, 61(7), 647–652.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764217717567
  • Dang, A., Moh’d, A., Gruzd, A., Milios, E., & Minghim, R. (2017). An Offline–Online
    Visual Framework for Clustering Memes in Social Media. In M. Kaya, Ö. Erdoǧan, & J.
    Rokne (Eds.), From Social Data Mining and Analysis to Prediction and Community
    Detection (pp. 1–29). Springer International Publishing. Retrieved from
    http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-51367-6_1
  • Gruzd, A., Jacobson, J., Wellman, B., & Mai, P. (2016). Understanding communities in an
    age of social media: the good, the bad, and the complicated. Information, Communication &
    Society 19(9), 1187–1193. http://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1187195
  • Gruzd, A., Jacobson, J., Mai, P., Ruppert, E., & Murthy, D. (Eds.). (2016). SMSociety ’16:
    Proceedings of the 7th 2016 International Conference on Social Media & Society. New York,
    NY, USA: ACM. URL: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2930971
     Gruzd, A., Jacobson, J., Mai, P., Ruppert, E., & Murthy, D. (2016). Introduction to the 2016
    International Conference on Social Media and Society. In Proceedings of the 7th 2016
    International Conference on Social Media & Society (p. 1–3). New York, NY, USA: ACM.
    http://doi.org/10.1145/2930971.2930972
  • Gruzd, A., Jacobson, J., Mai, P., & Wellman, B. (2015). Introduction to the 2015 Social
    Media and Society Conference. In Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on
    Social Media & Society (pp. 1–2). New York, NY, USA: ACM.
    http://doi.org/10.1145/2789187.2789188
  • Gruzd, A. and Wellman, B. (2014). Networked Influence in Social Media: Introduction to the
    Special Issue. American Behavioral Scientist 58: 1251-1259,
    DOI:10.1177/0002764214527087
  • Gruzd, A. (2014). Online Communities, in Reda Alhajj and Jon Rokne (Eds). Encyclopedia
    of Social Network Analysis and Mining. Springer.
  • Alemneh, D.G., Carbo, T., Caidi, N., Gruzd, A., Rorissa, A. (2012). The origins of SIG-III
    and its 30 years' journey: Visions and reflections. In Proceedings of the American Society for
    Information Science and Technology 49(1): 1-2: DOI:10.1002/meet.14504901167
  • Gruzd, A. (2011). Exploring Virtual Communities with the Internet Community Text
    Analyzer (ICTA). In Ben Kei Daniel (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Methods and
    Techniques for Studying Virtual Communities: Paradigms and Phenomena. IGI Global, pp.
    205-223.
  • Gruzd, A. & Haythornthwaite, C. (2011). Networking Online: Cyberсommunities. In Scott, J.
    & Carrington, P. (Eds.), Handbook of Social Network Analysis. London: Sage, pp. 449-487.
  • Haythornthwaite, C. & Gruzd, A. (2007). A Noun Phrase Analysis Tool for Mining Online
    Community. In Steinfield, C., Pentland, B., Ackerman, M. & Contractor, N. (Eds.),
    Communities and Technologies 2007: Proceedings of the Third Communities and
    Technologies Conference, Michigan State University 2007. Springer, pp. 67-86. DOI:
    10.1007/978-1-84628-905-7_4

Conference Papers in Proceedings

  • Nizam, N., Watters, C., & Gruzd, A. (2016). Improving Website Navigation with the
    Wisdom of Crowds. In Proceedings of the 27th ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social
    Media (HT '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 337-339. DOI:
    https://doi.org/10.1145/2914586.2914607
  • Dang, A., Moh’d, A., Gruzd, A., Milios, E., and Minghim, R. (2015). A Visual Framework
    for Clustering Memes in Social Media. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International
    Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), August 25-28,
    2015, Paris, France. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2808797.2808830
  • Nizam, N., Watters, C., Gruzd, A. (2014). Link Sharing on Twitter during Popular Events:
    Implications for Social Navigation on Websites. In Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii
    International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS '14). IEEE Computer Society,
    Washington, DC, USA, 1745-1754. DOI:10.1109/HICSS.2014.222
  • Alemneh, D. G., Carbo, T., Caidi, N., Gruzd, A. and Rorissa, A. (2012), The origins of SIG-
    III and its 30 years' journey: Visions and reflections. Proceedings of the American Society
    for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference 49: 1–2. DOI:
    10.1002/meet.14504901167
  • Gruzd, A., Doiron, S., and Mai, P. (2011). Is Happiness Contagious Online? A Case of
    Twitter and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Proceedings of the 44th Hawaii International
    Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 4-7, Kauai, HI, USA. DOI:
    10.1109/HICSS.2011.259.
  • Steffen-Fluhr, N., Gruzd, A., Collins, R. and Osatuyi,B. (2010). N is for Network: New
    Tools for Mapping Organizational Change. National Association of Multicultural
    Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA)/ Women in Engineering Program Advocates
    Network (WEPAN) 4th Joint Conference, April 12-14, 2010, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
    USA. Available at
    http://ocs.sfu.ca/wepan/index.php/WEPAN/namepa_wepan2010/paper/view/106
  • Gruzd, A. (2009). Automated Discovery of Social Networks in Text-Based Online
    Communities. Position Paper. Proceedings of the GROUP’09 Conference, Doctoral
    Consortium, May 10-13, 2009, Sanibel Island, FL, USA. DOI: 10.1145/1531674.1531733
    (Paper Acceptance Rate: 36%)
  • Gruzd, A. (2009). Name Networks: A Content-Based Method for Automated Discovery of
    Social Networks to Study Collaborative Learning. Proceedings of the Association for Library
    and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference, January 19-23, 2009, Denver, CO,
    USA. Available at http://dalspace.library.dal.ca/handle/10222/12832
  • Gruzd, A. & Haythornthwaite, C. (2008). The Analysis of Online Communities using
    Interactive Content-based Social Networks. Proceedings of the American Society for
    Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Conference, October 24-29, 2008, Columbus,
    OH, USA, pp. 523-527. DOI: 10.1002/meet.2008.1450450318

Conference Papers

  • Robbins, T. and Gruzd, A. (2012). Distributed ‘Influence’ and the 2011 Canada Games’
    Social Media Campaign, Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media,
    Halifax, NS, September 28-29, 2012
  • Gruzd, A., Wellman, B. and Tahkteyev, Y. (2011). Imagining Twitter as an Imagined
    Community, Conference paper presented at the International Communication Association
    Conference, May 26-30, 2011, Boston.
  • Takhteyev, Y., Gruzd, A., and Wellman, B. (2010). Geography of Twitter Networks. Paper
    presented at the International Network of Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Conference,
    Session on Twitter Networks, June 29 – July 04, 2010, Trento, Italy.
  • Wellman, B., Gruzd, A. and Takhteyev, Y. (2009). Networking on Twitter: A Case Study of
    a Networked Social Operating System. Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN),
    September 25-26, 2009, New York City, NY, USA.
  • Gruzd, A., Takhteyev, Y. and Wellman, B. (2009). A Tweetise on Twitter: Networked
    Individualism Online. Thematic Session on Imagined Communities in the 21st Century,
    American Sociological Association, August 8-11, 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Gruzd, A.A. (2007). Web APIs: A Step towards Greater Mobility of User-Created Data
    across Social Networking Websites and Their Implications for Research in InformationBehavior. Position Paper, SIG USE 2007 Research Symposium on Mobility and Social
    Networks in Information Behavior, October 20, 2007, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
  • Gruzd, A. & Haythornthwaite, C. (2008). Automated Discovery and Analysis of Social
    Networks from Threaded Discussions. Paper presented at the International Network of
    Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Conference, St. Pete Beach, Florida, January 22-27, 2008.
  • Gruzd, A. & Robbins, T. (2013). Studying the Spread of 'Influence' in the Twitter
    Communication Network around the 2011 Canada Games, Proceedings of the 42nd Annual
    Conference of the Canadian Association of Information Science, June 6-8, 2013, Victoria,
    BC.
  • Robbins, T., et. al. (2013). NAVEL’s preliminary findings on GRAND members’ patterns of
    interaction…then and now. Poster presented at GRAND 2013.
  • Niewiarowski, T. & Gruzd, A. (2013). Interactive Network Visualization of Research
    Collaborations using Social Media Data. Poster presented at GRAND 2013.
  • Nizam, N., Watters, C., and Gruzd, A. (2012). A Comparative Study of Navigation Using
    Single vs. Community Driven Tag Clouds on Websites. Proceedings of the 75th ASIST
    Annual Meeting, October 2012. Baltimore, Maryland.