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2017 #SMSociety Theme: Social Media for Social Good or Evil

Our online behaviour is far from virtual–it extends our offline lives. Much social media research has identified the positive opportunities of using social media; for example, how people use social media to form support groups online, participate in political uprising, raise money for charities, extend teaching and learning outside the classroom, etc. However, mirroring offline experiences, we have also seen social media being used to spread propaganda and misinformation, recruit terrorists, live stream criminal activities, reinforce echo chambers by politicians, and perpetuate hate and oppression (such as racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Semitic behaviour).

Saturday, July 29 • 15:30 - 17:00
Session 3B: Language, Music & Culture

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Elliot Panek

Assistant Professor, The University of Alabama
I am currently researching the social dynamics of online communities (Reddit, in particular). I also research the relationship between social media use and a variety of psychological factors (e.g., narcissism and self-control), as well as media selection behavior. I'd love to talk... Read More →

Saturday July 29, 2017 15:30 - 17:00
TRS 1-075 - 7th Flr Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 2C9

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