Social Computing Theory and Practice: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Social Computing Theory and Practice: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Panagiota Papadopoulou (University of Athens, Greece), Panagiotis Kanellis (University of Athens, Greece) and Drakoulis Martakos (University of Athens, Greece)
Release Date: October, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 382
ISBN13: 9781616929046|ISBN10: 1616929049|EISBN13: 9781616929053|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-904-6
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Social computing has seen exponential growth in various application areas, enabling new digital contexts for almost any type of interaction. This growth is expected to continue in various domains as social computing becomes a new paradigm for the next generation applications.

Social Computing Theory and Practice: Interdisciplinary Approaches offers a holistic approach to social computing with respect to the underlying theory, technology and mechanisms, as well as the challenges, opportunities and impact of social computing to any application area. As such, the book provides a much needed interdisciplinary perspective of social computing and delivers a concentrated body of knowledge with contributions from diverse domains and fields.

Topics Covered

  • Cultural dynamics
  • Determinants for the successful adoption of social computing
  • New business models associated with social computing
  • Social computing applications and context
  • Social computing economics
  • Social computing organizational forms and behavior traits
  • Social computing platforms and technologies
  • Social computing research issues and challenges
  • Social engineering
  • Social intelligence

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Editorial Advisory Board
Table of Contents
Panagiotis Georgiadis
Panagiota Papadopoulou, Panagiotis Kanellis, Drakoulis Martakos
Chapter 1
Benjamin Yeo
Stemming from the information economy, the knowledge economy represents an extension of technology-based production to include the leverage of... Sample PDF
From Information Technology to Social Technology: Opportunities and Challenges in the Knowledge Economy
Chapter 2
Aaron X. L. Shen, Matthew K.O. Lee, Christy M. K. Cheung
Today, the growth and popularity of social computing greatly facilitate online collaboration in creating user-centered networked content. This... Sample PDF
Harness the Wisdom of Crowds: The Importance of We-Intention in Social Computing Research
Chapter 3
Jacqui Taylor
Research over the past 15 years has examined how the Internet is being used to support communication and social interaction across a variety of... Sample PDF
Using Theoretical Frameworks from the Social Sciences to Understand and Explain Behaviour in Social Computing
Chapter 4
Thomas Mandl
Social software provides powerful tools for people to communicate and interact. Social software networks are popular around the world but there are... Sample PDF
Cultural and International Aspects of Social Media
Chapter 5
Gbolahan K. Williams, Iman Poernomo
Information Management’ has seen a tremendous transformation over the years from various forms of traditional analogue/digital techniques for... Sample PDF
Social Contexts in an Information Rich Environment
Chapter 6
Chaka Chaka
This chapter investigates instances of social computing and the affordances it offers enterprise social networking. Employing a thematic synthesis... Sample PDF
Social Computing: Harnessing Enterprise Social Networking and the Relationship Economy
Chapter 7
Jean Éric Pelet
In the perspective of managing the Intellectual Capital (IC), the user friendliness of User Generated Content (UGC) tools may be preferred over the... Sample PDF
Using Web 2.0 Social Computing Technologies to Enhance the Use of Information Systems in Organizations
Chapter 8
J. Alfredo Sánchez, Omar Valdiviezo
This chapter posits that social computing applications, when appropriately combined, provide opportunities to facilitate organizational... Sample PDF
Enhancing Productivity through Social Computing
Chapter 9
Ioan Toma, James Caverlee, Ying Ding, Elin K. Jacob, Erjia Yan, Staša Milojevic
This chapter discusses the relation between Social Networks and Semantics – two areas that have recently gained a lot of attention from both... Sample PDF
Social Networks and Semantics
Chapter 10
Christopher Douce
The process of developing interactive systems necessitates designers to have a comprehensive understanding of the needs of the user and the context... Sample PDF
Constructing and Evaluating Social Software: Lessons from Interaction Design
Chapter 11
Danilo Avola, Andrea Del Buono, Angelo Spognardi
In recent years, the growing improvements of the computational capability of the mobile and desktop devices, jointly to the potentialities of the... Sample PDF
Advanced Multimodal Frameworks to Support Human-Computer Interaction on Social Computing Environments
Chapter 12
Harilaos G. Koumaras, Jose Oscar Fajardo, Fidel Liberal, Lingfen Sun, Vaios Koumaras, Costas Troulos, Anastasios Kourtis
This chapter proposes a Content-aware and Network-aware Management System (CNMS) over a converged user-environment of social networking and mobile... Sample PDF
A Social Relational Network-Based Architecture for Maintaining the Media Integrity and Optimizing the Quality of Experience: A Technical and Business Perspective
Chapter 13
Jason G. Caudill
Social computing has revolutionized the way individuals connect with one another and manage their personal lives. The technology has launched... Sample PDF
Social Computing and the New Market: How Social Computing is Driving Market Competition
Chapter 14
Andreas M. Kaplan, Michael Haenlein
Researchers and practitioners alike have speculated that virtual social worlds and social gaming will likely be major platforms for business... Sample PDF
From Real to Virtual and Back Again: The Use and Potential of Virtual Social Worlds within the IT Industry
Chapter 15
Ranadeva Jayasekera, Thanos Papadopoulos
This chapter focuses on the role of social networking sites in viral marketing through a case study in a university environment. Over the last... Sample PDF
Viral Marketing via Social Networking Sites: Perceptions of Students in a University Environment
About the Contributors

Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Panagiota Papadopoulou is currently a research associate at the Department of Informatics, University of Athens. She holds a B.Sc (Hons) from the Department of Informatics, University of Athens, an MSc with distinction in Distributed and Multimedia Information Systems from Heriot-Watt University, U.K. and a PhD from the Department of Informatics, University of Athens. She has worked as a visiting professor at the University of Athens, University of Pireaus and the University of Peloponnese. Dr. Papadopoulou has also actively participated in a number of European Community and National research projects. Her current research interests focus on web-based information systems, interface design and online trust.