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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Friday, July 28 • 17:30 - 18:00
Tour of Ryerson Social Media Lab (Optional)

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Come to learn more about our various projects and tools that we develop for social media researchers!

Meet at the conference registration desk on the 7th floor of the TRSM building. 

If you are running late, please feel free to come directly to the lab at:
10 Dundas St East, 10th Floor, Suite 1002 (Cineplex Theatre Building)
When you enter 10 Dundas, look for the elevator bank (marked as Office Tower) next to the Starbucks Coffee on the 1st floor. Take the elevator to the 10th floor, our office suite #1002 will be on the right. 

Friday July 28, 2017 17:30 - 18:00 EDT
Social Media Lab @ Ryerson University 10 Dundas St East, 10th Floor, Suite 1002, Toronto, ON M5B 0A1