Communities and Digital Media in a Networked World

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC03 Community Research (host committee)

Language: English

This session invites papers investigating the uses and social consequences of technologies such as wearables, apps, communication technologies, mobile devices, and social media in the lives of networked communities. We invite empirical and theoretical work that explores different dimensions of how people in various societies integrate these technologies into their everyday life patterns and rhythms. The session focuses on both the opportunities provided to networks from using technology and the ways in which technologies can increase well-being, social connectedness and health. The session also welcomes critical analysis of technology use by community members. Through the session we hope to gain a better understanding of the complexities of networked community life and its intersection with wearables, apps, and social media--by looking at diverse data sets and drawing conclusions across studies, cultures, and tools.
Session Organizers:
Barry WELLMAN, NetLab Network, Canada and Anabel QUAN-HAASE, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Oral Presentations
Sharing Economy Platforms and Reciprocity: A Controversial Relation
Alberta ANDREOTTI, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy; Guido ANSELMI, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy; Christian HOFFMANN, University of Lipsia, Germany
Perception of Risk and Online Practices: An Inductive Approach to Understanding the Information Behaviour Paradox
Chang Zhe LIN, University of Toronto, Canada; Jenna JACOBSON, Ryerson University, Canada; Rhonda MCEWEN, University of Toronto, Canada
Planning, Platforms and Participation: Fields of Public Participation in Urban Transformation
Susan MOORE, University College London, United Kingdom; Scott RODGERS, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom; Andrea BALLATORE, Birkbeck, University of London, United Kingdom
Recruitment Gone Digital?: Analyzing the Effects of Social Media Usage on Civic Engagement
Shelley BOULIANNE, MacEwan University, Canada; Joshua ARMSTRONG, York University, Canada
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