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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).

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Workshop 1B [clear filter]
Friday, July 28
 

09:00

Workshop 1B: Networks for Newbies
Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Barry Wellman
, NetLab Network (Canada)

Workshop Details

This is a non-technical introduction to social network analysis. It describes the development for social network analysis, key concepts, and key substantive methods and findings. It is aimed at newcomers to the field, and those who have only seen social network analysis as a method.

Instructor’s Bio

Barry Wellman, FRSC is a Canadian-American sociologist and is the co-director of the Toronto-based international NetLab Network. His areas of research are community sociology, the Internet, human-computer interaction and social structure, as manifested in social networks in communities and organizations. His overarching interest is in the paradigm shift from group-centered relations to networked individualism. He has written or co-authored more than 300 articles, chapters, reports and books. Wellman was a professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto for 46 years, from 1967 to 2013, including a five-year stint as S.D. Clark Professor. 

 

Workshop Organizers
avatar for Barry Wellman

Barry Wellman

Co-Director, NetLab Network
I'm involved in studying Networked Individualism-how Torontonians incorporate digital media into their everyday social networks; and Networked Work and Research-how coworkers collaborate in multiple teams, often far-flung. I've co-authored the double-award winner Networked: The New... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 09:00 - 10:30
TRS 1-073 - 7th Flr Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4

11:00

Workshop 1B: Networks for Newbies (PART 2)
THIS IS PART 2 OF THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SIGN-UP FOR PART 1. 

Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Barry Wellman
, NetLab Network (Canada)

Workshop Details

This is a non-technical introduction to social network analysis. It describes the development for social network analysis, key concepts, and key substantive methods and findings. It is aimed at newcomers to the field, and those who have only seen social network analysis as a method.

Instructor’s Bio

Barry Wellman, FRSC is a Canadian-American sociologist and is the co-director of the Toronto-based international NetLab Network. His areas of research are community sociology, the Internet, human-computer interaction and social structure, as manifested in social networks in communities and organizations. His overarching interest is in the paradigm shift from group-centered relations to networked individualism. He has written or co-authored more than 300 articles, chapters, reports and books. Wellman was a professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto for 46 years, from 1967 to 2013, including a five-year stint as S.D. Clark Professor.


Workshop Organizers
avatar for Barry Wellman

Barry Wellman

Co-Director, NetLab Network
I'm involved in studying Networked Individualism-how Torontonians incorporate digital media into their everyday social networks; and Networked Work and Research-how coworkers collaborate in multiple teams, often far-flung. I've co-authored the double-award winner Networked: The New... Read More →


Friday July 28, 2017 11:00 - 12:30
TRS 1-073 - 7th Flr Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University 55 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 2C4