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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 … Continue Reading →


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 … Continue Reading →


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2015 Conference Dates & Location!

Social Media & Society Conference/ Toronto, Canada / July 27-29, 2015 It is our pleasure to announce that the 2015 Social Media & Society Conference will be coming back to Toronto, Canada next year on July 27-29, 2015. The conference length and offering will be expanded next year to three … Continue Reading →


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Accepting submissions for the Big Data & Society journal

Dear #SMSociety14 Authors, Congratulation on presenting your work at the 2014 Social Media and Society conference in Toronto! As a follow up to the conference, we are putting together a special theme “issue” for the Big Data & Society journal (BD&S) based on relevant papers and posters presented at #SMSociety14. … Continue Reading →


Some Reflections on #SMSociety14: What are the impact and implications of social media on society?

This question was the fundamental discussion point of the Social Media and Society 2014 conference in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 27-28, 2014. Now in its fifth year, the conference, organized by the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University (a partner in the Mining Biodiversity project funded by the IMLS Digging Into … Continue Reading →