Track Description
Social media and digital collaboration are core pillars of research inquiry into how digital technologies connect people and enable social and collaborative interactions. The International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) has a record of promoting scholarship that advances knowledge in this domain and invites submission of cutting-edge research on related topics. This can include topics relating to social media and digital collaboration.

Social media continues to be a prominent feature of individual, organizational and societal life. Its broad reach extends from facilitating personal interactions to shaping the global flows of information among organizations and nations. Impacting individuals, social media is a primary source of news, a main platform for establishing and maintaining social connections, and a basis for building personal brand and reputation. Impacting organizations, it serves as a means to engage with customers, a channel for shaping brand image, a valuable source of information for business decisions, and an avenue for influence on a global scale. Impacting society, social media serves as a tool for coordinating social movements, understanding needs and preferences, providing services, and promoting social and political values. Social media has also had unintended consequences including the growing skepticism about traditionally accepted information sources, magnification of hate speech, cybercrime, harvesting of personal data, and the emergence of filter bubbles.

Digital collaboration is now a mainstream approach to accomplishing a wide variety of objectives. With recent pandemic events, digital collaboration has been made prominent. From dyads and small groups to large-scale collectives and organizations, digital platforms are the primary means for facilitating collaboration. Digital collaboration takes many forms in a wide range of domains including open innovation, crowd work, distributed teams, knowledge sharing communities, citizen science, and work-from-home (WFH) schemes. These technologies facilitate greater participation in the exchange and integration of knowledge and resources. However, they also raise questions about fairness, effectiveness, ownership of intellectual property, overload, and suboptimal collaboration dynamics.

We invite submissions that explore new areas, advance new insights, develop new methods, or challenge established points of view on social media phenomena and digital collaboration. The track is open to empirical, methodological, and conceptual research employing diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives and paradigms.

Track Chairs:
Cheng Suang Heng, National University of Singapore
Steven L. Johnson, University of Virginia
Onook Oh, University of Colorado Denver
Tuan Q. Phan, University of Hong Kong

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Altruistically Misinformed: Fighting Misinformation on Social Media with Prominence Reduction Strategies

Maya Mudambi, University of Maryland
Jessica Clark, University of Maryland
Lauren Rhue, University of Maryland

Bittersweet Virtual Reality Collaboration: Necessary and Sufficient Conditions

Andreas Weigel, University of Siegen
Anna Zeuge, Chair of Information Systems
Thorben Lukas Baumgart, University of Siegen
Bjoern Niehaves, University of Siegen

Coding Like a Rockstar: The Role of Social Influence on Action Patterns in GitHub

Thomas Grisold, University of Liechtenstein
Michael Gau, University of Liechtenstein
Youngjin Yoo, Case Western Reserve University

Divided We Stand: Polarization across Social Media Platforms and Affordances

Ilkay Nehir Tanyel, University of Cincinnati
Jaime Windeler, University of Cincinnati

Does Social Media Accelerate Product Recalls? Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Industry

Yang Gao, University of Rochester
Wenjing Duan, The George Washington University
Huaxia Rui, University of Rochester

Does stratification in social media stagnate resources? Evidence from attention flow

Manzhou Li, Peking University Guanghua School of Management
Lin Wang, Peking University
Xing Li, Peking University
Sean Xin Xu, Tsinghua University
Alex Wang, Peking University Guanghua School of Management
Can Ye, Kuaishou Inc.

Exploring the Use of Backgrounds in Web-conferencing with Image and Text Analysis

Johannes Schneider, University of Liechtenstein
Janine Hacker, University of Liechtenstein
Yulia Litvinova, Universität Lichtenstein
Joshua Peter Handali, University of Liechtenstein
Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein

Face-to-Face and Face-to-Interface: Trust Dynamics in Alternating Offline and Online Practices

Linda M. Schmidt, Bundeswehr University Munich
Verena Bader, Bundeswehr University Munich
Stephan Kaiser, Universtität der Bundeswehr München

Finding Simplicity in Complexity - Towards an Integrative Understanding of Online Community Sustainability

Assia Lasfer, McGill Univeristy
Emmanuelle Vaast, McGill University

Heuristics for Commercial Friendships in Social Media: Benefits and Risks

Sabine Matook, The University of Queensland
Susan Brown, University of Arizona

Information-sharing Workarounds in Enterprise Social Networks: Privacy-related Triggers

Pedro Seguel, McGill University

Intra-Team Ties and Team Performance: Evidence from Team-Based Games

Xin Huang, National University of Singapore
Nan Chen, NUS

Regulation of Hate Speech and Hatefulness on German Twitter

Olga Slivko, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Raphaela Andres, ZEW Mannheim

Temporal Evolution of Communication Networks in Social Movements: Evidence from the Movember Health Campaign on Twitter

Anna Priante, Rotterdam School of Management

To the Moon! Analyzing the Community of “Degenerates” Engaged in the Surge of the GME Stock

Matthew Caron, Paderborn University
Maryna Gulenko, Paderborn University
Oliver Müller, Paderborn University

What We Found Will Blow Your Mind: The Impact of Hyperbole on Reader Interest and News Reading Intentions

Arjun Kadian, University of South Florida
Dezhi Yin, University of South Florida
Logan Steele, University of South Florida