DM2578 Social Media Technologies 7.5 credits

Social Media Technologies

An advanced course on the use and development of social media technologies, such as messaging, forums, blogs, wikis, feeds, social bookmarking, social networking systems, video- and photo sharing sites, mobile social media platforms and synthetic worlds. The course also introduces social issues arising from the everyday uses of these technologies.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Computer Science and Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 19 for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code


  • Start date


  • End date


  • Language of instruction


  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time


  • Form of study


  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Robert James Comber <>

  • Teacher

    Daniel Pargman <>

  • Target group

    Only open för students within Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

Spring 20 socmed20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to introduce, experiment with and further develop technologies that underlie social media content and services. After the course you will be able to:

  • be competent in the use of social media,
  • analyze and find success factors of social media sites and services,
  • apply social media technologies to conceptualize and document new implementable services,
  • discuss trust, reputation, attention, privacy and quality of communication in relation to social media.

Course main content

The students will within the course analyze, evaluate and conceptually design social media technologies. Analysis and evaluation consists of using and collecting data from actual social media sites and services. Conceptual design involves group assignments and creations where the students envision new platform features, sites or services using mock-ups, scenario documents etc. The results of assignments will be presented at the end of the course.


Single course students: 90 university credits including 45 university credits in Mathematics or Information Technology. English B, or equivalent.   


Will be announced at least 4 weeks before course start at course web page.


  • TEN1 - Examination, 5.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVR1 - Other, 2.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

In this course all the regulations of the code of honor at the School of Computer science and Communication apply, see:

Offered by

EECS/Human Centered Technology


Robert Comber,


Robert James Comber <>

Add-on studies

DM2517 XML for Publishing and DH2416 Computer Support for Cooperative Work.


Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.