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).

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Saturday, July 29 • 17:00 - 19:30
Poster Reception

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  1. '“How Do I Tell My Advisor?”: Socio-Emotional Motivations for Information Sharing in Academia Stack Exchange' by Adam Worrall, Rachel Osolen and Alicia Cappello
  2. 'Information Bias and Social Media: How Algorithmic Regulation Can Strengthen the Republic' by Alexander Rochefort
  3. 'Beyond “Lurkers” and “Nonlurkers”: Investigating Social Network Site Usage Habits, Personality, and Self-esteem' by Angela M Cirucci
  4. 'Twitter Reaction to UVA/Rolling Stone Rape Scandal' by Brittany Jefferson
  5. 'Crisis on Twitter: Information, Emotion and Political Content' by Caroline Haythornthwaite, Yingya Li, Swati Nibban and Jennifer Sonne
  6. 'Participation Divides Amongst Airbnb Users' by Christoph Lutz and Gemma Newlands
  7. 'Cyber Offender Profiling: Cyber Stalking' by Daiji Hario and Kenji Yoshimi
  8. 'Who is forked on GitHub? Collaboration among Open Source developers' by Dorota Celińska
  9. 'Active User or Lurker? A Phenomenological Investigation of Graduate Students in Social Media Spaces' by Enilda Romero-Hall
  10. 'Restoring the patient's power through electronic word-of-mouth' by Esther Brainin and Keren Landsman
  11. '#digitalnomad v. #remotework: Exploring Trends in Mobile Work on Twitter' by Ingrid Erickson, Jeff Hemsley, Mohammad Jarrahi and Amir Karami
  12. 'The Use of Social Media for Research Promotion and Dissemination' by Jacky Au Duong, Frauke Zeller, Alexa Pavliuc, Lauren Dwyer and Kaela Malozewski
  13. 'Showing Myself: Sharing Photographs on Social Media' by Jacquie Burkell, Chandell Gosse, Alexandre Fortier and Sarah Heath
  14. 'A STUDY OF DIFFUSION IN THE DRIBBBLE ART WORLD' by Jeff Hemsley, Suchitra Deekshitula, Sikana Tanupabrungsun, Jennifer Sonne and Yihan Yu
  15. 'Social media and inclusion: attitudes towards disability and mega-sport events - the London 2012 Paralympic Games & Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games' by Jill Le Clair
  16. '#orthorexia on Instagram: Exploring the online conversation and community using the Netlytic software' by Jillian Lacasse, Jordan Larocque, Sara Santarossa and Sarah Woodruff
  17. 'Difference in Twitter Usage tendency of Candidates During Election Campaign Due to Differences in Electoral System of Japan' by Kenji Yoshimi and Daiji Hario
  18. 'Not Quite Every Block: Neighborhood Disparities of Hyperlocal Social Network Use in Chicago' by Libby Hemphill and Ingrid Erickson
  19. 'Health communication and prevention in Hispanic communities: An exploratory analysis of Twitter usage' by Lina Gomez, Ramon Borges-Tavarez and Alexandra Prieto-Rico
  20. 'Twitter Users’ Privacy Concerns: What do Their Accounts’ First Names Tell Us?' by Lu Xiao and Daniela Fernandez Espinosa
  21. 'Politics of engagement' by Nadine Nakagawa
  22. 'Designing for Diversity: Intercultural Information Interactions and Engagement Through YouTube' by Nahyeon Kim, Nadia Caidi and Niel Chah
  23. 'Automated Diffusion? Bots and Their Influence During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election' by Olga Boichak, Sikana Tanupabrungsun, Daniela Fernandez Espinosa and Jeff Hemsley
  24. 'Filtering the truth on Instagram: Exploring #nofilter images when a filter has in fact been used, a mixed methods approach using Netlytic and photo analysis' by Paige Coyne, Sara Santarossa and Sarah J. Woodruff
  25. 'Social Media Use in Strengthening Networks of Stakeholders of the Local Food Innovation System in Ontario' by Pawandeep Kaushik, Ataharul Chowdhury and Helen Hambly Odame
  26. 'Attitudes Regarding Physicians’ Accessibility Via Social Media' by Raywat Deonandan
  27. '#fitspo on Instagram: A mixed-methods approach using Netlytic and photo analysis, uncovering the online discussion and author/image characteristics' by Sara Santarossa, Paige Coyne, Carly Lisinski and Sarah Woodruff
  28. 'Where do they look?: An eye-tracking investigation of activism- and slacktivism-promoting Facebook posts.' by Sarah Jayne Connick-Keefer and Annie Roy-Charland
  29. 'Does Compassion Go Viral? Social Media, Caring, and the Fort McMurray Wildfire' by Shelley Boulianne, Joanne Minaker and Tim Haney
  30. 'Peek-A-Boo! Understanding Factors Associated with Singaporean Adolescents’ Intention to Adopt Privacy Protection Behavior Using an Extended Theory of Planned Behavior' by Shirley S. Ho, May O. Lwin and Edmund W.J. Lee
  31. 'Microcelebrity Practices: Towards Cross-Platform Studies Through a Richness Framework' by Sikana Tanupabrungsun and Jeff Hemsley
  32. 'The Impact of Social Media to Indonesia Muslim Fashion Trend' by Siti Dewi Aisyah
  33. 'Making connections and sharing knowledge on the social determinants of health through social media: a survey of public health professionals' by Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh and Dor David Abelman
  34. 'A Clown, a Political Messiah or a Punching Bag? Crafting and Negotiating Multiple Celebrity Identities through Social Media' by Tommy Tse and Joey Chan
  35. 'Social Media Usage and International Students’ Cross-cultural Adaptation' by Weiming Huang and Takashi Nakamura

Saturday July 29, 2017 17:00 - 19:30 EDT
TRS 1-148 & 1-150 TRSM Commons - 7th Flr Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 2C3