Other than negative, a conference with such a theme (if it does eventuate in a university) could without a doubt be a marketing avenue for the SNS.
First, defining the terms and key questions: Papacharissi (once more :) considers human interaction, communication and connection "as part of the virtual geography of SNSs. For him, compared with other SNSs, Facebook emerges as the architectural equivalent of a glasshouse, with a publicly open structure, looser behavioral norms and an abundance of tools that members use to leave cues for each other… The same tools may be used to project more carefully crafted presentations of the self and to posit performances of taste that lead to sociocultural allegiances or differentiations" (2009: 199).
A. Possible =
1. Capable of happening, existing, or being true without contradicting proven facts, laws, or circumstances.
2. Capable of occurring or being done without offense to character, nature, or custom.
3. Capable of favorable development; potential
B. Necessary =
1. Absolutely essential, indispensable.
2. Needed to achieve a certain result or effect; requisite: the necessary tools.
3. a. Unavoidably determined by prior conditions or circumstances; inevitable: the necessary results of overindulgence.b. Logically inevitable.
4. Required by obligation, compulsion, or convention
Acknowledging these definitions and Facebook's 500 million members, we can ask:
- Is a world without facebook still possible?
- What would the world be without it?
- Is facebook something useful or necessary?
Papacharissi, Zizi (2009). ‘The virtual geographies of social networks: a comparative analysis of Facebook, LinkedIn and ASmallWorld’. New Media & Society. Vol 11’(1&2), pp.199–220.