The mission of SIG SM is to provide a platform for researchers and professionals interested in social media to connect with one another, discuss research in the field, and share their own work.
Meet the 2022-23
SIG-SM Team Chair
Catherine Dumas is the current chair of SIG-SM and an Assistant Professor at Simmons University at the School of Library & Information Science. Her research is motivated by data generated by platforms potentially used for online collective action or digital activism.
Isha Gosh and Vivek Singh from Rutgers University won the 2022 SIG SM award with their paper: "Not all my friends are friends”: Audience-group-based nudges for managing location privacy
Saira Hanif Soroya from University of the Punjab, Lahore presented their paper: From information seeking to information avoidance: Understanding the health information behavior during a global health crisis at the second SIG SM Workshop in Pittsburgh. They were the runners up.
Amir Karami from University of Alabama presented their paper at the second SIG SM Workshop and won the honorable mention: Analysis of Geotagging Behavior: Do Geotagged Users Represent the Twitter Population?
Amir is also the immediate past chair of SIG SM(2021-2022)
Yu-Ru Lin is an associate professor at School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. She is interested in studying social and political networks, as well as computational and visualization methods for understanding network data. As the guest speaker at the second SIG SM workshop at Pittsburgh, 2022, she talked on: Measuring Engagement Online and At Risk Offline
SIG SM Members at the second SIG SM workshop at Pittsburgh, 2022.
About Our SIG
The mission of SIG SM is to provide a platform for researchers and professionals interested in social media to connect with one another, discuss research in the field, and share their own work. SIG SM aims to cover a wide range of social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouNow) and a wide range of methodological (e.g. case studies, content analysis, user behavior) and theoretical perspectives (e.g. personal behavior theories, social behavior theories and mass communication theories). We welcome all of those interested in social media research to join our SIG.
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