Social Informatics Perspectives on Emerging Technologies: The Way Forward

Noriko Hara, Pnina Fichman, Seung Woo Chae, Eric Meyer, Howard Rosenbaum, Steve Sawyer, Shengnan Yang, Xiaohua Awa Zhu

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Early social informatics research focused primarily on ethnographic, site-specific observations within organizations and was based on smaller case studies. The rising of social media and big data availability have made large-scale data analysis accessible and easier. This has informed social informatics perspectives by examining the roles and impacts of social media in our work and social lives. The panel aims to utilize principles of social informatics approach to understand emerging issues related to social media, which are pervasive in almost every aspect of our daily lives, and to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) more broadly. To push social informatics research forward, the panelists will address the questions regarding the future of social informatics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)785-788
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 2023


  • emerging technologies
  • future of social informatics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • Library and Information Sciences


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