Loading…
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).

avatar for Renée Desjardins

Renée Desjardins

University of Saint-Boniface
Assistant Professor
Winnipeg, Canada Area
A somewhat recent transplant to a city affectionately known as 'Winterpeg', I am an assistant professor at the School of Translation at the Université de Saint-Boniface. I am interested in the connections to be made between translation and social media and have recently published a book on the topic (Translation & Social Media: In Theory, in Training, and in Professional Practice, Palgrave MacMillan, 2017). I am also the editor-in-chief of CuiZine: the Journal of Canadian Food Cultures, thus the ways in which social media and food intersect is also of interest. When I'm not hunched over my computer researching, you can find me outside road running, hiking or kayaking. If any of this speaks to you, feel free to say hi!
Friday, July 28
 

08:30

09:00

10:30

11:00

12:30

14:00

15:30

20:00

 
Saturday, July 29
 

08:30

09:00

10:30

11:00

11:01

12:30

15:00

15:30

15:31

 
Sunday, July 30
 

08:30

09:00

10:30

11:00

11:01

12:30

14:00

15:00

15:30

15:31