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Mark your calendars for the Sessions organized by our section
Communication and Information Technologies
7:30 PM
M a x L a g e r ' s Wood Fired Grill & Brewery
CITASA sessions
The Social Impacts of Technology and Information
Scheduled Time: Sun, Aug 15 - 8:30am - 10:10am Building: Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Session Organizer: Shelia R. Cotten (University of Alabama - Birmingham)
The Best of Two Worlds? Internet Use, Online Communication, and Social Networks
*Wenhong Chen (University of Texas at Austin)
The Digital Campaign: How Barack Obama Achieved the Dream
Cynthia Love (Siena College), *Sudarat Musikawong (Siena College)
You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks
*Vicki Winstead (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Elizabeth Allyne
Yost ‎‎(University of Alabama at Birmingham), Shelia R. Cotten (University
of Alabama - Birmingham), William A. Anderson (University of Alabama at
Birmingham), Amanda M. Warr (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Ronald
William Berkowsky ‎‎(University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Well-Being and Internet Use *Paul A. Rey (University of Maryland),
*Zeynep Tufekci (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Social Media and Social Capital
Scheduled Time: Sun, Aug 15 - 10:30am - 12:10pm Building: Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Session Organizer: Gustavo S. Mesch (University of Haifa)
Dear AskMe, Can Building Networks and Reading Random Articles Help Me
Solve Other People’s Problems?
 *Alexandra Marin (University of Toronto)
Internet Use and Social Ties of Americans: An Analysis of General Social Survey Data
*Zeynep Tufekci (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Social Capital and Communication Multiplexity in Social Relationship
Maintenance: An Alternative Theoretical Approach
*Yu-Li Hsieh (Northwestern University), Eszter Hargittai (Northwestern University)
Talking over the crowd: A Discourse Analysis on comments from Special
topic blogs *Ibrahim Halil Yucel (Penn State University)
Section Roundtables Organizer Tim Hale, U of Alabama
Sun, Aug 15 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm Building: Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Roundtable 1:
Tie Interdependencies in Email Communication Networks
 *Ofer Engel (London School of Economics and Political Science)
The effect of Social Networking Sites, e-mail, I.M. and Weblogs on Self Esteem
*Gustavo S. Mesch (University of Haifa)
Are Gender and Race Important Factors Shaping the Use and Consequences of
Email to Family?
*Noelle A. Chesley (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
, Briana Fox (SER-Jobs for Progress)
Roundtable 2:
Technological Influences on Social Ties across the Lifespan
*Brandi Marie McCullough (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
*Shelia R. Cotten (University of Alabama - Birmingham)
,*Rebecca G. Adams (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
Using Affordable Technology To Bridge The Digital Divide: Results from
Birmingham’s XO Laptop Project
*Shelia R. Cotten (University of Alabama - Birmingham), *Timothy M. Hale
‎‎(University of Alabama at Birmingham), Michael Howell-Moroney (University
of Alabama at Birmingham), LaToya J. ONeal (University of Alabama-Birmingham)
Digital adaptability: New construct and measure for digital inequality research
  *Cassidy Puckett (Northwestern University)
Roundtable 3
Socioeconomic inequality, education and social capital: What factors
shape social network growth among college students?
*Howard T. Welser (Ohio University), Brandon Brooks (Ohio University)
Bernard Hogan (University of Toronto), Scott Titsworth (Ohio University)
Affordances for Networked Activism: Evaluating the capacities of social
Movement sites to connect and motivate activists
*Nina Cesare (Ohio University), *Howard T. Welser (Ohio University)
Chinese Netizens and China’s Democratization: The Political Consequences
of the Rise of the Chinese Netizens
*Ya-Wen Lei (University of Michigan)
Roundtable 4
Cultural Fragmentation, Popular Culture, and Changing Perceptions of
Deviance Among Generation Y.
 *J. M. Larshus (SUNY-Albany), William J. Kinney (University of St. Thomas)
More than a Panic: Correlates of the Importance of Drugs and Unemployment
*Jarrett Alan Thibodeaux (Vanderbilt University)
Terri's Fate: Regional and Political Differences in the Discussion of the End of Life Outcomes
*Katy Schindler (Florida State University), *JoEllen Pederson (Florida State University)
Roundtable 5
Social Justice and the Virtualization of Health and Illness in the Age of
Biological Citizenship.
 *Alexander Stingl (Pompeii-Project EU)
The Golden Era: Authenticity, Invented Tradition and Hip-Hop History
*Michael Barnes (California State University, Long Beach)
Transformative Social Processes of Cyberspace:
 Applying the Theories of Durkheim and Weber to the Internet
*David Drissel (Iowa Central Community College)
Roundtable 6
Measuring Electronic Government Procurement Success and Testing for the
Moderating Effect of Computer Self-efficacy
 *Chyi-Lu Jang (National Sun Yat-Sen University)
Strategic Choice Models in a Globalized Marketplace:
 Perspectives through the RBV and TCE Theoretical Lenses
*Zengie Mangaliso (Westfield State College), Mzamo P. Mangaliso (Eugene
M. Isenberg School of Management, UMass/Amherst)
Roundtable 7
A Comparison of Promoter and Listener Preferences for Popular Music Artists
*Patricia L. Donze (University of California-Los Angeles)
Institutional Structures of Online Knowledge Production: Wikipedia, Knol and Citizendium
*Edo Navot (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Science's Taste for Open Access
*James A. Evans (University of Chicago)
Roundtable 8
Table Presider: John P. Robinson (University of Maryland)
Status Dynamics in Online Gift Exchange:
How Competition and the Spread of Status Value Shape Reciprocity
*Patrick Park (Cornell University)
The Outreach of Barack Obama to the African American Community Using
Online Social Networking
 *Cynthia Love (Siena College), Sudarat Musikawong (Siena College)
IT, TV AND Time Displacement: A 45-Year Comparison
*John P. Robinson (University of Maryland)
3:30 pm, Business meeting, Atlanta Marriott Marquis