ASIS&T Special Interest Groups (SIG) – Social Media

Before we get started, the SJSU ASIS&T student chapter is having their 2nd Fall quarter meeting on October 28th with Professor Jumba, who will talk about social media as information for good.
Sign up for the event here!

In our 1st meeting, we talked about some of the SIGs in ASIS&T and thought it would be a great idea to share the Social Media SIG’s interesting and upcoming events.

On Friday October 29th, the Social Media SIG will be hosting a workshop from 6:00 am to 2:00pm PST. The title of the workshop is “Social Media Research, Challenges, and Opportunities.” This is a great opportunity for members, who are interested in research in social media, to network with others in the field. We may oftentimes hear the negative side of social media, but this workshop can provide great insight and opportunities for researching the positive effects of social media. Many of the guest speakers come from different universities like: University of South Carolina, University of South Florida, Simmons University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Washington, etc.

The Social Media SIG will also have a panel on Tuesday November 2nd from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm PST. It will be a discussion titled “Social Media, Vaccines, and Partisan Division of Health Information.” It’s truly an awesome event for those interested in research surrounding the spread of mis and disinformation, especially in today’s political climate. The panel will include guest speakers Loni Hagen, Devon Greyson, Ashley Fox, Kolina Koltai, Catherine Dumas.

If you would like to learn more about this SIG, please visit their page here!

Speaking of social media, make sure to check out both the national organizations and student chapter’s social media accounts for the latest news and events.

National Organization Media Accounts:




SJSU Chapter Social Media:





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