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Social Media and Society Book 2014 : Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society


When Aug 30, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014
Where Book
Abstract Registration Due Dec 15, 2013
Submission Deadline Apr 30, 2014
Notification Due Jun 30, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 30, 2014
Categories    social media   digital society   internet   digital marketing

Call For Papers

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013
Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society
A book edited by Dr. John P. Sahlin (Coleman University, USA)

To be published by IGI Global:

For release in the Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC) Book Series
The Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities book series serves as a forum for scholars and practitioners to present comprehensive research on the social, cultural, organizational, and human issues related to the use of virtual communities and social networking. This series will provide an analytical approach to the holistic and newly emerging concepts of online knowledge communities and social networks.

In The Social Contract, Rousseau warns the reader that "Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains." This holds true in today's Internet Society of Generation X/Y/Z and its fascination with social media. In many ways, our increased freedom to speak our minds has chained us to our Internet connections. For good or ill, social media in its various forms has become a part of modern society and made its mark on all major aspects of life. Social Media has become vital to communication, advertising, politics, and even law enforcement. It has also driven some unintended negative impacts, such as a rise in reports of traffic accidents, nearsightedness, “digital dementia” (marked by reduced capacity for short term memory), and signs of addictive behavior.

This work will investigate the role Social Media has had in affecting multiple aspects of our lives as business and technology professionals. The role of social media has expanded beyond merely sounding our barbaric yawp in the wilderness and has evolved into an instrument of change in how business is executed for both profit-oriented and non-profit ventures.

Objective of the Book
This book will provide a serious view into the impact social media has had on the social norms and conventions associated with business applications. By business, I refer to not only an organization whose primary role is to generate profit but other organizations such as government, education, and social activism nonprofit organizations.

This publication will present a variety of case studies and technical analyses to demonstrate how social media has not only affected the rules of social interaction, but fundamentally changed them. By reducing the world to the size of a computer screen, we have both limited our field of visibility and increased our worldview. This work will investigate how social media has impacted business relationships, including profit-based and nonprofit organizations and government to change the way people interact.

Target Audience
This book is aimed primarily at the business professional or student wanting to understand how to make the best use of social media across his or her particular business case. Also, this work will be useful in Systems Engineering curricula as it deals with the application of new technology models to current business practices as well as understanding how our society as a whole is evolving. The book is mainly intended to support various business sectors, an academic audience (academics, university teachers, researchers, and post-graduate students—both Master and Doctorate levels). In addition, this book will be beneficial to professionals related to the IS, business, and education sectors.

Recommended topics/chapters include, but are not limited to, the following:

Section 1: Role of Social Media in Business
- Social Media and the Rise of the Artisanal Farmer
- Small Business Marketing: Using Social Media to Market Food Trucks
- The Sixth Discipline? Social Media optimization of the Business to Business Supply Chain

Section 2: Role of Social Media in the Arts
- Entr’acte: Using Social Media to Develop Theatre Projects
- #DressCode: Social Media and Trends the Fashion Industry
- Singing in the Blogosphere: The Social Road to a Recording Contract
- Social Media and Media Awards (Oscar, Drama Desk, Tony, Emmy, etc.)
- Social Media as an Enabler for Independent Films (Veronica Mars)

Section 3: Role of Social Media in Politics/Social Activism
- News—AP Twitter Hack Causes Major Reaction on Wall Street
- HRC: Red your Profile
- On Being a Social Whistleblower: PETA’s Virtual Call to Arms
- #Occupy: The Social Media Revolution that Wasn’t

Section 4: Role of Social Media in Fundraising
- Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Project Greenlight
- Role of Social Media and Mobile Computing in International Disaster Relief Efforts

Section 5: Law Enforcement Case Studies
- Stubenville, OH; Maryville, MO
- Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation
- Cyber Bullying/Slut Shaming
- Military Operational Security

Section 6: Social Education
- The Khan Academy
- Online Education/MOOCs: Georgia Tech MSCS, UOPX, University of Cincinnati MBA, Others

Section 7: Social Media and Healthcare
- Digital Dementia, Removal of Narcissistic Personality Disorder from DSM V
- Link between Adoption of Smartphones and Nearsightedness
- Link between Social Media and Emotional Health
- Social Media as an Addiction

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 15, 2013, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January 15, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the “Principles, Methodologies, and Service Oriented Architectures for Cloud Computing” “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.

Important Dates
December 15, 2013: Proposal Submission Deadline
January 15, 2014: Notification of Acceptance
April 30, 2014: Full Chapter Submission
June 30, 2014: Review Results Returned
August 30, 2014: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document):

John P. Sahlin, Ph.D.
Coleman University, USA
Tel: 619-213-3313

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