Social Media and Digital Collaborations

 

Track Chairs

Jason Thatcher, Clemson University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kathy McGrath, Brunel University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gerald (Jerry) Kane, Boston College, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rachel McLean, Liverpool John Moores University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thatcher McGrath Kane McLean
       

 

Social media, typified by applications such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, have become pervasive in many parts of the world. Moreover, as digital infrastructures evolve, these applications are rapidly gaining traction in previously unconnected countries and locations. While, for many, social media hold out the promise of new ways of organizing and collaborating, others question whether such developments are universally positive or indeed discontinuous. This track is concerned with research that goes beyond acontextual views of the collaborative aspects of social media, to focus on the historical, cultural, political and economic contexts of their use. In keeping with the collaborative theme, submissions should focus on the use of social media by organizations, groups or larger social units.

We welcome research from any philosophical, methodological and theoretical standpoint.  We are also open to the study of social media in a variety of contexts - the work organization, civic society, humanitarian efforts, and disaster responses, to name but a few. A diversity of disciplinary backgrounds is also encouraged, in recognition of the contributions cultural, media and communication studies, and sociology, have made to social media research. Most importantly, we explicitly encourage submissions to this track that situate social media, and the modes by which we can study these phenomena, historically, theoretically or empirically.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Underlying philosophies of social media
  • Social media business models
  • Non-use, re-appropriation, resistance and disconnection
  • The construction and circulation of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion and disability through the use of social media
  • Organizational networking with social media
  • Use of social media for citizen participation
  • Mobilization of temporary organizations using social media
  • Policy challenges
  • Effects of algorithmic culture and mediators upon collaborative practice
  • Geo-spatial aspects of social media collaborations
  • The development and use of social media analytics
  • Digital methods for understanding social media collaboration (e.g. design science approaches, the computational turn; big data methods)
  • Critical perspectives on social media (e.g. how social is social media, what are negative side effects of social media use?).

 

Associate Editors

Xue Bai, University of Connecticut, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Peter Bednar, Portsmouth University, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Waifong Boh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
James Burleson, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brian Butler, University of Maryland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michelle Carter, University of Washington, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jyoti Choudrie, University of Hertfordshire, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Emma Coleman, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tony Cornford, London School of Economics, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kevin Craig, Baruch College, CUNY, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sergio DeCesare, Brunel University, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Paul DiGangi, University of Alabama, Birmingham, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michael Dinger, University of South Carolina Upstate, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wenjing Duan, George Washington University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Yogesh Dwivedi, Swansea University, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
John Effah, University of Ghana, Ghana, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alberto Espinosa, American University, Washington DC, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gordon Fletcher, University of Salford, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tomer Geva, Tel Aviv University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sam Goh, University of Virginia, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ester Gonzalez, California State University Fullerton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anand Gopal, University of Maryland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Peter Gray, Northern Kentucky University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marie Griffiths, University of Salford, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Aleksej Heinze, University of Salford, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jeff Hemsley, Syracuse University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kate Hone, Brunel University, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Steven Johnson, Temple University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Oliver Kayas, Manchester Metropolitan University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Helen Keegan, University of Salford, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hope Koch, Baylor University, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
David Kreps, University of Salford, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lynette Kvasny, Penn State University, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Diana Limburg, Oxford Brookes University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sian Lincoln, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ning Nan, University of British Columbia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gal Oestreicher-Singer, Tel Aviv University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Panos Panagiotopoulos, Queen Mary University of London, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Marten Risius, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universtiy, Germany, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Brady Robards, University of Tasmania, Australia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shadi Shuraida, Baruch College, CUNY, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stefan Smolnik, University of Hagen, Germany, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Heshan Sun, Clemson University, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mary Tate, Victoria University of Wellington, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Monica Tremblay, Florida International University, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Matthias Trier, Copenhagen Business School, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Virpi Tuunainen, Aalto University, Finland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Will Venters, London School of Economics, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Julie Wade, USC-Upstate, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dave Wastell, University of Nottingham, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Edgar Whitley, London School of Economics, UK, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ryan Wright, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

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