The basic meaning of the word “social” leads to ideas of society, groups, communities, common goals, joys and experiences. Social media facilitate sharing of certain communal feelings and tendencies. Does this sharing translate into engaged activities in the political, religious, and gender spheres? Come and join us as researchers attempt to answer these questions at York University 8-9 May 2014 during the second international conference entitled Social Media: Implications for Politics, Religions, Gender. Registration and other information is available here: http://socmed14.info.yorku.ca/.