***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** fyi. it's been a great conference Barry Wellman A vision is just a vision if it's only in your head Step by step, link by link, putting it together Streisand/Sondheim _______________________________________________________________________ NetLab Network FRSC INSNA Founder Distinguished Visiting Scholar Social Media Lab Ryerson University Distinguished Senior Advisor University Learning Academy NETWORKED: The New Social Operating System Lee Rainie & Barry Wellman https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.chass.utoronto.ca_-7Ewellman&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=h-Nv2KzwXFcKv9YVbHrYa7gNgJs3KYBD5MhpM_tPKrM&s=jeLcwaN0YL2zS1Wsvn-GE4QGfHLCUAFO0tLfUM-uE5A&e= https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__amzn.to_zXZg39&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=h-Nv2KzwXFcKv9YVbHrYa7gNgJs3KYBD5MhpM_tPKrM&s=91dFR9Filpf4rcU1adiEgP64jht3Woi8216hF2i1-8M&e= _______________________________________________________________________ *** INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SOCIETYCOPENHAGEN, DENMARK (JULY 18–20, 2018)2018 #SMSOCIETY CFP: NETWORKED INFLUENCE AND VIRALITY—REVISITED CFP: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__socialmediaandsociety.org_2017_2018-2Dsmsociety-2Dcfp-2D&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=h-Nv2KzwXFcKv9YVbHrYa7gNgJs3KYBD5MhpM_tPKrM&s=KONulgh_Bwlx0Mjr994CNLxhk498cU52NmT-4nj7-0M&e= networked-influence-and-virality-revisited/ IMPORTANT DATES: - Full & WIP Papers Due: Jan. 29, 2018 - Panels, Workshops, & Posters Due: Mar. 19, 2018 Join us on July 18–20, 2018 for the 9th annual International Conference on Social Media and Society (#SMSociety). The conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of social media researchers, practitioners, and analysts from around the world. The 2018 conference is hosted by the Centre for Business Data Analytics at the Copenhagen Business School. In 2012, in the wake of Occupy and the Arab Spring, the #SMSociety community explored networked influence and virality, and saw social media and viral events as a democratizing force. Fast forward five years and we find ourselves in quite a different, some would argue, darker social media landscape where those same democratizing forces are now being exploited in ways we could not foresee. With the rapid change on social media platforms and their affordances, the heightened emphasis on mobile and visual communication, the rise of bots, and the increased participation of state actors, we believe it is time to revisit the ideas of Networked Influence and Virality once more! Powered by networked influence and made possible by privately owned social media platforms, we are said to be in a sharing economy. We are now owning less and sharing more, giving and receiving crowdsourced content, adapting, innovating, remaking, and re-sharing original and remixed materials. New attitudes, practices, and legal precedents about ownership, rights, and information evaluation are emerging with the growing use of social media. The joys of sharing and connecting through social media—as amateur music videos inspire responses and the sharing of cute animal videos brings joy to millions—are tempered with concerns about the manipulation and exploitation of social media platforms. Hateful, anti-social speech, coordinated misinformation campaigns (i.e. “fake news”) and “false flag” operation by actors unknown now dominate the news cycle and compete for an opportunity to “go viral.” Considering the rapid changes in social media environments, use, and users, the conference organizers invite scholarly and original submissions that relate to the 2018 theme of “Networked Influence and Virality.” We welcome both quantitative and qualitative work which crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and expands our understanding of the current and future trends in social media research. ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: From its inception, the International Conference on Social Media & Society Conference (#SMSociety) has focused on the best practices for studying the impact and implications of social media on society. Organized by the Social Media Lab at Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, the conference provides participants with opportunities to exchange ideas, present original research, learn about recent and ongoing studies, and network with peers. The conference’s intensive three-day program features workshops, full papers, work-in-progress papers, panels, and posters. The wide-ranging topics in social media showcase research from scholars working in many fields including Communication, Computer Science, Education, Journalism, Information Science, Management, Political Science, Sociology, Social Work, etc. SUBMISSION DETAILS: See online at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__socialmediaandsociety.org_submit_&d=DwIFaQ&c=pZJPUDQ3SB9JplYbifm4nt2lEVG5pWx2KikqINpWlZM&r=uXI5O6HThk1ULkPyaT6h2Ws3RKNKSY__GQ4DuS9UHhs&m=h-Nv2KzwXFcKv9YVbHrYa7gNgJs3KYBD5MhpM_tPKrM&s=IBCDfhRQEt2H6qPBMag7c0-56oG_rQirU4ejq0Lz76Y&e= PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES: Full and WIP (short) papers presented at the Conference will be published in the conference proceedings by ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS) and will be available in the ACM Digital Library. All conference presenters will be invited to submit their work as a full paper to the special issue of the Social Media + Society journal (published by SAGE). ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Anatoliy Gruzd, Ryerson University, Canada – Conference Chair Ravi Vatrapu, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark – Host Chair Philip Mai, Ryerson University, Canada – Conference Chair Jenna Jacobson, Ryerson University, Canada – Conference Chair Hazel Kwon, Arizona State University, USA – WIP Chair Jeff Hemsley, Syracuse University, USA – WIP Chair Anabel Quan-Haase, Western University, Canada – Panel Chair Luke Sloan, Cardiff University, UK – Panel Chair Jaigris Hodson, Royal Roads University, Canada – Poster Chair ADVISORY BOARD: William H. 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