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diaandsociety.org/registration/"><span style='color:windowtext'>http://socialmediaandsociety.org/registration/</span></a> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'>If you have any questions about the conference, please email us at: <span style='background:white'><a href="mailto:smsociety16@easychair.org">smsociety16@easychair.org</a>  </span><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'>~2016 #SMSociety Organizing Committee<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'>  Anatoliy Gruzd, Philip Mai, Marc Esteve Del Valle, Ryerson University, Canada<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'>  Jenna Jacobson, University of Toronto, Canada<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'>  Dhiraj Murthy, Evelyn Ruppert, & Ville Takala, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p style='margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif'>  <a href="http://socialmediaandsociety.org/"><span style='color:windowtext'>http://SocialMediaAndSociety.org</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p></div></body></html>