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Social Media Research, Challenges, and Opportunities (SIG-SM)
Friday, 29/Oct/2021:
9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Salon B, Lobby Level, Marriott

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8 hours
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Topics: Social Media and Social Computing
Keywords: Social Media; Misinformation; Disinformation; Fake News; Proposal Development

Social Media Research, Challenges, and Opportunities (SIG-SM)

Amir Karami1, Loni Hagen2, Catherine Dumas3, Aylin Ilhan4, Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi5, Tara Zimmerman6, Avery Holton7, Jana Diesner8, Javed Mostafa5, Chirag Shah9, Vivek Singh10

1University of South Carolina, USA; 2University of South Florida, USA; 3Simmons University, USA; 4Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany; 5University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; 6University of North Texas, USA; 7University of Utah, USA; 8University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; 9University of Washington, WA; 10Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA

This full-day workshop aims to promote discussion and disciplinary convergence on the topic of social media research focusing on issues related to pandemic, election, mis/disinformation, and social bots. Social media has become a mainstream channel of communication where users share and exchange information. The ASIST community is uniquely situated in this landscape as a community of researchers and educators who study different issues using social media data. This workshop aims to: 1) highlight current social media research opportunities and challenges, 2) identify and connect social media researchers, 3) introduce dis/misinformation issues in social media, and 4) provide practical guides to investigators, enhancing their understanding of the grant development process and their abilities to write a successful external grant proposal. This workshop brings together a group of social media researchers and senior faculty who developed successful external proposals to share their research and experiences.