Dr. Marc Smith
Chief Social Scientist
Social Media Research Foundation
Dr. Marc A. Smith is a sociologist specializing in the social organization of online communities and computer mediated interaction. Smith leads the Connected Action consulting group and co-founded the Social Media Research Foundation, a non-profit devoted to open tools, data, and scholarship related to social media research. He is the co-author and editor of Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL: Insights from a connected world, from Morgan-Kaufmann which is a guide to mapping connections created through computer-mediated interactions. Smith has published research on social media extensively, providing a map to the landscape of connected communities on the Internet.