The Social Media Lab at Dalhousie University led by GRAND-NCE Researcher Anatoliy Gruzd recently organized the 1st ever international Symposium & Workshop on Measuring Influence on Social Media (#Influence12) at Dalhousie University on September 28-29, 2012.
This event brought together experts in social media and online social networks from both the academic and business worlds to share ideas on the best practices on how to study the impact of social media on our society, and specifically how to measure influence on social media. The event featured a keynote talk by Gilad Lotan, VP of Research & Development at Socialflow.com. The event attracted a capacity crowd of about 100 attendees from 10 different countries and 40+ different universities and organizations including universities such as University of Oxford (UK), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany), Ruppin Academic Center (Israel), Charles Sturt University (Australia), National Research University (Russia), University of Toronto (Canada), Stanford University (USA), Syracuse University (USA), and San Diego State University (USA). Some of the companies and non-academic organizations that were represented at this event included Socialflow, MITRE, PurpleForge, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, CommandN.tv, CGI, DeepMile Networks, Equal6.
For a recap of the event, here are some event-related links:
1) CTV’s Special Report about the event:
2) The Storify of tweets from the event and photos taken during the events:
3) The Online Program with links to the full-text position papers:
* This event was made possible in part by grants from MITACS, GRAND, SSHRC and others funders.