Research Symposium

Social Media Research Symposium
“Successes and failures in studying social media:
issues of methods and ethics”

University of Jyväskylä, November 20, 2015
Venue: Agora, room Alfa

SOMERI organized an one-day symposium on November 2oth, 2015 focused on methods (experiences and innovations) and ethics of social media research.


9.30 – 10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00 – 10.15 Opening of the Symposium

10.15 – 11.00 Keynote Speech:
“Participation in social media: Explicit and implicit forms of participation in communicative social networks” (view presentation) OR (view paper)
Mikko Villi [University of Helsinki, Director of Communication Research Centre CRC]


11.00– 11.30
“Tracing the practices of online agenda building with big data and ethnography” (view presentation)
Arto Kekkonen, Salla-Maaria Laaksonen, Mari Marttila, Matti Nelimarkka, Mari Tuokko & Mikko Villi [University of Helsinki & Aalto University]

11.30 – 12.00
“Social media personhood: an ethical challenge” (view presentation)
Jukka Jouhki, Epp Lauk, Niina Niskala, Maija Penttinen, Jukka Rohila & Turo Uskali [University of Jyväskylä]

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch break (lunch restaurant Wilhelmiina, MaA building, own expense)

13.30 – 14.00
“Studying Global Media Events in Social Media: Methodological reflections on the use of social network analysis in the case of Charlie Hebdo” (view presentation)
Minttu Tikka, Jukka Huhtamäki, Johanna Sumiala & Katja Valaskivi [University of Tampere]

14.00 – 14.30
“Exploring virtual communities – issues of ethics” (view presentation)
Helena Kantanen & Jyri Manninen [University of Eastern Finland]

14.30– 15.00
“View to ethical analysis online” (view presentation)
Riikka Turtiainen & Sari Östman [University of Turku]

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 16.00
“Understanding issue transfer between Twitter and online newspapers” (view presentation)
Boyang Zhang, Alexander Semenov, Marita Vos & Jari Veijalainen [University of Jyväskylä]

16.00 – 16.30
“Probing Stuart Hall’s encoding/decoding model in the study of digitally afforded social environments” (view presentation)
Minna Saariketo & Seija Ridell [University of Tampere]

16.30 – 17.00 Discussion and closing of the Symposium

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