Social Media Research Project

As part of the CAA 2012, we are running a research project that will investigate into the role of social media in supporting live events (SMiLE).

The project team is made up of multi-disciplinary researchers from across the university, and aims to use a variety of approaches to consider how best to implement, record and analyse social media before, during and after events such as conferences.

A team of volunteers contributed to the project over the CAA2012 conference, helping us to collect a staggering 1300 tweets, over 400 Flickr photos and some excellent Vimeo videos.

We are now working to produce a series of blog posts providing an overview of our experiences, and to make the CAA2012 social media archive available.

If you would like to find out more about the SMiLE project, please contact Nicole Beale:

To read the various publications associated with the project, see this page: CAA on the Web

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