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Oxford Social Media Convention 2009: Assessing the Evolution, Impact and Potential of Social Media

With Professor William H. Dutton, Iain Dale, Cory Doctorow, Jonathan Ford, Professor Ben Goldacre, Simon Hampton, Dr David Levy, Cameron Neylon, Stefan Niggemeier, Andrew Rasiej, Felix Reed-Tsochas, Richard Sambrook, Dave Sifry, and Bill Thompson
Recorded:
18 Sep 2009
Speakers:
With Professor William H. Dutton, Iain Dale, Cory Doctorow, Jonathan Ford, Professor Ben Goldacre, Simon Hampton, Dr David Levy, Cameron Neylon, Stefan Niggemeier, Andrew Rasiej, Felix Reed-Tsochas, Richard Sambrook, Dave Sifry, and Bill Thompson
Filming venue:

Said Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

With corporations, governments, newspapers and universities embracing blogs and Twitter feeds as key elements in their communication strategies, social media have finally come of age. Yet research shows that the landscape of social media use and impact is a complex one, quite unlike the simple depiction of ubiquitous use and democratisation of content production that was widely heralded with the advent of Blogger ten years ago.

This conference will look back at the evolution of blogs and other social media to give a nuanced understanding of the ways in which such tools have or have not made a difference at the social, political or economic level.

Looking to the future, speakers from industry, media and academia will also look forwards to identify the trends and developments which will most likely shape our experience of these technologies in the next ten years.

Plenary Sessions

Parallel Sessions

This Convention is organised in collaboration with the Said Business School.

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