Date posted: January 31, 2015
Call for Papers
International Conference on “Social Media for Good”
May 14-16, 2015, Istanbul
Organized by “Kimse Yok Mu”
About organizing institute: Kimse Yok Mu (KYM) is an international organization carrying out humanitarian aid and development projects in 110 countries around the globe. Conference aims to reveal theoretical contributions as well as representative practices addressing the use of new generation internet applications to generate social benefit.
Concept Note: Social media platforms have a high potential to serve social benefits by adressing a wider user base from individuals to non-governmental organizations, from private sector to public institutions, thanks to their ability to reach a wider community and any content instantly and freely. Moreover, contrary to the clear distinction between the producer and consumer of information, news and any kind of content in the past, they now host “Prosumers,” as a new form of collective consicousness, merging the producing and consuming acts by an, inherent, motivation 3.0. The effectiveness and popularity of such cooperation-based collective consciousness, “The Wisdom of Crowds”, can be followed in the effect of the accuracy of our searches in Google search engine’s patented PageRank algorithm, as well other popular channels such as the ask-the-audience lifeline of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” contest, motivated by a search for a more accurate answer, compared to the phone-a-friend lifeline.
International Conference on Social Media for Good aims at systematizing and improving existing models on social media, suggesting new innovative approaches and practices, using their effectiveness in enhancing goodness and philanthropy, and resolution of social problems.
With an interdisciplinary outlook, we invite academics, civil society organization professionals/volunteers, social media experts and the youth to submit papers related to but not restricted to the following topics:
Expenses for travel (economy class round-trip) and accommodation will be covered for speakers.
Full Paper Submission
Authors of accepted abstracts will present their papers at the conference. The authors should submit full text of their paper by April 15, 2015.
Full papers must be written in English and must be 15 to 20 pages long. (Including title page, all tables, appendices, and references).
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For further questions, please contact the Secretariat of the Conference at [email protected]
Besides academics, CSOs professionals/volunteers, social media experts, KYM particularly encourages involvement of young as representative prosumers with the use of highest rates of social media.
Levent Eyüboğlu, Deputy Director General, Kimse Yok Mu International Non-Governmental Relief Organization
Prof. Aykut Toros, Department of Sociology, Yeditepe University, Istanbul
Assoc. Prof. Osman Köroğlu, Department of Communication, Fatih University, Istanbul
Assist. Prof. Önder Çetin, Department of Sociology, Fatih University, Istanbul
Dr. Sabahattin Şen, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Yeditepe University, Istanbul
İsmail Hakkı Polat, Department of New Media, Kadir Has University, Istanbul
Yalçın Parmaksız, Department of New Media, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul
Source: Indialogue Foundation