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If you don’t have social media, you are no one: How social media enriches conferences for some but risks isolating others | Impact of Social Sciences

13,000 tweets, 430 photos and over 2,000 video views later, Dr Lisa Harris and Nicole Beale have plenty of data to investigate how social networking can change the conversation at an academic conference. Here, they report that while social media opens a new dimension to academic discussion, there are still challenges that must be addressed with its use.

The impact of social networking activity on an intended ‘real world’ outcome has been difficult to measure, but one of our Social Media in Supporting Live Events (SMiLE) action project objectives is to investigate how recent developments in social network visualisation and analysis can enable valuable insights to be generated for the benefit of event organisers and community developers. We want to explore the dynamics of the relationship between ‘real’ and ‘virtual’ communities; we want to know whether people who meet at events do so as a result of an online introduction, or if they skip event sessions and choose to follow what they want on a live stream or Twitter backchannel.

via If you don’t have social media, you are no one: How social media enriches conferences for some but risks isolating others | Impact of Social Sciences.

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This entry was posted on June 1, 2012 by in Professional Development, Science, Social Media.
Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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