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During August 21-24, 2012 Summer Social Webshop gathered 55 students and 20 speakers for a week of presentations, discussions, and collaboration around the study and application of social media to social good. Sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Social Media Research Foundation, and Grand, the Webshop brings doctoral students in computer science, iSchool, sociology, communications, political science, anthropology, psychology, journalism, and related disciplines together for 4-days of intensive workshop on Technology-Mediated Social Participation (TMSP).
Technology-Mediated Social Participation includes social networking tools, blogs and microblogs, user-generated content sites, discussion groups, problem reporting, recommendation systems, and other social media applied to national priorities such as health, energy, education, disaster response, political participation, environmental protection, business innovation, or community safety.
During the 4-day workshop, students attended presentations from an interdisciplinary group of leaders in the field and engage in other research and community-building activities like working on short-term projects, sharing research plans, developing new research collaborations, learning relevant software, analysis methods and data collection tools, and meeting Federal policy makers.
Videos and slides from talks:
Photos from the event:
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