Social Media Studies Symposium (SMS-S) 2015

The theme of the symposium is Critical perspectives in social media research. This year seven papers have been selected for presentation as listed in the program below or in more details in the sub-menu "Presentations" (see on the left hand column). Together they cover a variety of topics, including power play on social media; gamification of research through altmetrics; understanding controversies and research related conversation patterns through tweeter data analysis; identity, information activities and social media as tools for learning; boundary management of social media by seniors; and an overview of literature on social media analytics.

You are warmly invited to join us!

Date:     September 15, 2015

Time:     09:00 – 12:00

Venue:   Room C430,  Högskolan i Borås Allégatan 1, 501 90 Borås

Cost:      Attendance is free of charge although registration is required.

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This symposium is organized in association with the Social Media Studies research program at the University of Borås.             



09:00 – 09:15      Welcome and Introduction

09:15 – 09:35      Power-play online: suppression techniques on Facebook
09:35 – 09:55      Quantified academic selves: The gamification of research through altmetric devices
09:55 – 10:15      Understanding controversies: Twitter conversations on the December Agreement

10:15 – 10:35      Break

10:35 – 10:55      Twitter conversation patterns related to research papers:
10:55 – 11:15      Co-learners or customers: identity, information activities and social media in teacher training
11:15 – 11:35      Let the right one in: Boundary management of social media among senior Facebook users
11:35 – 11:55      Social Media Analytic – literature review

11:55 – 12:00      Closing



Related Event

This symposium is followed in the afternoon by the Sixth Annual Conference Mötesplats Sociala Medier (MSM).

If you belong to any of the following groups, the attendance to MSM will be free of charge for you, however Registration is required:

   a-      those attending the SMS-symposium

   b-      members of the staff at the University of Borås

   c-      students at the University of Borås

If you belong to any of these groups, in order to benefit from free attendance, please enter "Högskolan i Borås" as the organization in the registration form.

Mötesplats Sociala medier