As the second wave of coronavirus continues to surge in Canada, more people are turning to social media to stay connected. This increased reliance on social media has raised renewed privacy-related questions and concerns about digital trace data users leave
58% of online Canadian adults say they choose not to post a political comment or link on social media because it might upset or offend another person, according to a new report TORONTO, ON — Conventional wisdom says don’t discuss
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND SOCIETY Toronto, Canada (JULY 19–21, 2019) The International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety) is an annual gathering of leading social media researchers from around the world. Now, in its 10th year, the
It’s getting more and more difficult to make a case for privacy when so many people are willingly sharing so much of their personal information online. Self-disclosure is now currency and digital exhibitionism is a normalized behavior, rewarded and reinforced
For journalists, social media is now a must-have journalistic resource. They rely on it to keep a pulse on their community, suss out sources, and connect to their audience. In a 2017 study by Cision (n=1,550 North American journalists and influencers), 42%
Download the report 50% of online Canadian adults choose to censor social media posts to avoid companies using data for advertising, says new report TORONTO — Even before the Cambridge Analytica scandal, social media users in Canada were attempting to
A public response from leading members of the Internet research community. In reaction to the Cambridge Analytica controversy, Facebook has recently announced a substantial tightening of access restrictions to the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) of Facebook, Instagram, and other platforms it owns.
On June 23, 2017, four members of our team (Anatoliy Gruzd, Jenna Jacobson, Priya Kumar, Philip Mai) organized a panel on “The Ethics of Social Media Data Use for Research” at the Data Power Conference at Carleton University in Ottawa. As more people
“Sampling and Recruiting on Facebook” – A talk by members of our team, Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd & Jenna Jacobson at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Communication Association in Toronto, Canada (May 30, 2017). Abstract: With the rise of
Date: July 27, 2017 9:00-4:30 p.m. Location: Ryerson University Student Learning Centre (SLC), Room 508 – 341 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1 IMPORTANT: SLC is redesigning the main entrance doors! There is construction on the main doors of the building.