Social Media: Giving Power to the People

Does friendraising=fundraising? Are hashtags the new headlines? Can we really make change in 140 characters or less? Seidenberg and Dyson break down the power of social media in politics in a tech talk on March 7.

On March 7, the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences will host Tech Talk: Power of Social Media in Politics, a panel discussion on several current and past social media-related events impacting politics, in the Multipurpose Room on the NYC Campus.

Panelists include Christopher Malone, PhD, associate professor and chair of the Political Science Department and a nationally recognized teacher of civic engagement and public values; Emilie Zaslow, PhD, assistant professor of communication studies, who is interested in consumer culture, gender identity, and media education; and Cathy Dwyer, PhD, associate professor of information technology who has conducted studies of online behavioral advertising, online privacy management, and social media. Pace alumna Becky Livingston ‘05, founder and president of Royal Apple Marketing, will moderate the discussion.

In addition to these events, the Pace Computing Society has a lineup of events to make all your techie dreams come true. data scientist Mike Dewar will stop by on March 7 to talk about the importance of data science and visualization; AgileNYC brings two speakers to Pace to discuss agile leaders and managing risk in agile; RIM’s first campus hackathon on HTML 5/WebWorks will give students the opportunity to develop their own apps on March 30 and 31; and more. Visit for more info on their event lineup for March.