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“Trends in Information Sharing in Social Media”

The Potomac Valley Chapter (PVC) of the Association of Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) and the Catholic University of America’s School of Library and Information Science present the following educational program:

Over the last decade, social media has emerged from a tech-centric, small part of the web to become the dominant way that users interact with the web and each other. Facebook has over 850 million users, and the majority of content online is now user-generated. However, as the social web has matured, the way people use it, the sophistication of users and technologies, and the features people demand have all evolved. In this talk, we will look at the state-of-the art in how social media is being used, what the new trends are, and where we can expect things to go in the future. The focus will be on information sharing, data analysis, and privacy.

Presenter: Jennifer Golbeck, PhD
Jennifer Golbeck is Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research focuses on analyzing and computing with social media. This includes building models of social relationships, particularly trust, as well as user preferences and attributes, and using the results to design and build systems that improve the way people interact with information online. She is a Research Fellow of the Web Science Research Initiative and in 2006, she was selected as one of IEEE Intelligent Systems' Top Ten to Watch, a list of top young AI researchers. She holds degrees in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

When: Tuesday, April 10 from 6:30-8:30PM
Where: Catholic University of America (Hannah Hall, Room 108)
620 Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington , DC 20064
Cost: Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $25.00
Students: FREE
Light refreshments will be served.
Register: https://www.asis.org/Chapters/asispvc/pvcregform_04102012.html
Register by: Monday, April 2, 2012
Transportation and Parking: 
The DC Metro is the fastest and easiest way to reach campus. Take Metro's Red Line, in the direction of Glenmont, and arrive at the Brookland-CUA metro stop.

CUA Campus Map: http://www.cua.edu/res/docs/cuamap.pdf




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