Social Computing and Virtual Communities

Social Computing and Virtual Communities

Growing extra fast than we will be able to examine or come to totally realize it, social computing is far greater than the next thing. if it is due extra to technology-driven comfort or to the elemental human have to locate kindred connection, on-line communique and groups are altering the way in which we are living.
Social Computing and digital Communities compiles contributions from overseas specialists to provide this sort of multidisciplinary research that's required in any research of groups. Delving absolutely into theories and strategies, program parts, and kinds of on-line social environments, this e-book ―

  • Introduces numerous theories concerning on-line social interplay
  • Provides a basic assessment of methodologies, qualitative and quantitative, for examining and comparing digital groups
  • Makes an in-depth research into e-learning groups and the formation of social networks of learners
  • Examines healthcare groups encouraged via actual discomfort, sickness, and burdensome symptoms
  • Discusses highbrow estate (IP) matters, together with these concerning user-generated content material
  • Delves into the subject of on-line belief
  • Introduces digital groups, during which clients immerse themselves in a 3D digital atmosphere, together with mmo (massively multiplayer on-line function enjoying games)
  • Presents an strange neighborhood of older humans of chinese language tradition who understand digital groups as a spot the place previous ideals and conventional norms could be preserved
  • Explores the quick upward thrust of social networking websites (SNS)

Books of this sort are unusual. This paintings not just offers case experiences of alternative domain names of digital groups and kinds of social applied sciences but additionally emphasizes theoretical and methodological facets required to analyze and examine such communities.

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