3/3 papers accepted to ICA

Papers from all three ReDefTie subprojects were accepted to ICA 2015 (San Juan, Puerto Rico). We’re looking forward to giving talks about the informational benefits of social media use (Sonja), the psychological effects of browsing Facebook (Ruoyun), and ambient awareness (Ana). Slides from our talks will be made available online shortly after the conference. Follow this blog for updates from ICA 2015 and ReDefTie.


Social Media Workshop in Berlin

Social Media Workshop: Scientific Research from Brain to Behavior is an interdisciplinary workshop on social media research, organized by Dar Meshi and Fenne große Deters hosted at the Freie Universität Berlin. This year was a mix of intriguing talks from psychology, communication science, and social neuroscience. The workshop was excellent, with friendly atmosphere, and plenty of opportunities to discuss current research.

Sonja Utz presented ReDefTie and some insights from our longitudinal data. The talk was followed by an interesting and lively discussion. Ana presented a poster with some descriptive data from the Ambient Awareness study. The slides and poster are available under Presentations.

(photos via @nicolemuscanell)



International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM) 2014

ICWSM 2014 took place at the University of Michigan, in sunny Ann Arbor, with chairs Eytan Adar @eytanadar and Paul Resnick @presnick. For me and quite a few others, this was a first time at this conference, so I would like to share some general impressions (for a more complete overview see the conference website and preface).

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