Social Media Research Foundation
Marc Smith is the director of the Social Media Research Foundation. A sociologist specializing in the social organization of online communities and computer-mediated interaction, he also leads the Connected Action consulting group and lives and works in Silicon Valley. He is the co-editor, with Peter Kollock, of Communities in Cyberspace (Routledge), a collection of essays exploring the ways identity, interaction, and social order develop in online groups. He's also an affiliate faculty member at the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University Media-X program.