ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting 
Seattle, WA | October 31 - November 5, 2014

 
Social informatics and social media: Theoretical reflections (SIG/SI)

Noriko Hara1, Pnina Fichman1, Howard Rosenbaum1, Kenneth R. Fleischmann2, Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi3, Brian Butler4
1
Indiana University, United States of America; 2University of Texas at Austin, United States of America; 3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States of America; 4University of Maryland, United States of America

Sunday, Nov. 2, 3:30pm


Summary

By discussing their research and drawing implications for extending the conceptual and theoretical boundaries of social informatics, the panelists will engage with the following question: In what ways does this type of research make theoretical contributions to social informatics and move the theory development within social informatics forward? They come from a variety of backgrounds and study a range of social media from a variety of perspectives. Given that these scholars all take critical approaches to the questions that drive their work, we expect a lively and interactive session as the panelists raise provocative issues and questions about the ways in which their work impacts and has implications for social informatics theory. In doing so, the panelists will also push the boundaries in ways that broaden the original conception of social informatics. With this panel we hope to attract participants who are new to or unfamiliar with the community of social informatics scholars.