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ASA 2011 – Las Vegas, NV: August 20-23 – Sociologists present on the social uses and effects of information technology

2011 ASA meetings are being held in Las Vega, Nevada.  Several sessions are related to the study of the social uses and effects of information technology are hosted by the Communications and Information Technology Section of the American Sociological Association (CITASA). These are the connections among the people who recently tweeted the term “ASA2011″ on 18 […]
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Please vote on our SxSW panel: Social Mapping: Bridging Online & Offline Events

  Please vote on our SxSW 2012 panel: Social Mapping : Bridging Online & Offline Events   Event Interactive 2012 Format Workshop Organizer Emily Gannett ‐ IRL Productions Speakers Marc Smith ‐ Social Media Research Foundation Description Look up from your phone and you will notice that offline is not obsolete. Experiences in real life (IRL) remain powerful and memorable. Online […]
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Social Media Roles: spammers and flamers

Answer people and discussion people are critical to many social media spaces.  Many hosts of communities want to attract and retain them.  When these types of participants contribute to a social media space the results can be very positive: questions…

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Social media roles: patterns of behavior over time

Participants in social media are not all the same.  People who contribute to social media come in "flavors" that are created by each participant's patterns of activity and connection.  In the post "Distinguishing social network attributes of online social roles…

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