Studies in Virtual Communities, Blogs, and Modern Social Networking: Measurements, Analysis, and Investigations

Studies in Virtual Communities, Blogs, and Modern Social Networking: Measurements, Analysis, and Investigations

Subhasish Dasgupta (George Washington University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: May, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 317
ISBN13: 9781466640221|ISBN10: 1466640227|EISBN13: 9781466640238|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4022-1

Description

Social networks are a nearly universal element of modern, information-driven societies, one that presents many opportunities and advantages—and challenges and hazards—for organizations as well as individuals.

Studies in Virtual Communities, Blogs, and Modern Social Networking: Measurements, Analysis, and Investigations provides a cross-cultural perspective of social networking, including ethical considerations and business implications. Readers will find a detailed treatment of technical, social, and legal issues inherent in online virtual communities, exploring methods of effectively implementing the latest social tools in their everyday practices, both professional and personal, in the interest of improved security and sustainability in digital collaborative environments.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Blogs
  • Digital Collaboration
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet ethics
  • Internet marketing
  • Social Computing
  • Social Networking
  • Virtual Communities

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Subhasish Dasgupta is an associate professor of information systems in the School of Business, George Washington University. Dasgupta received his PhD from Baruch College, The City University of New York (CUNY). He received both his MBA and BS from the University of Calcutta (India). He has published his research in refereed journals such as Decision Support Systems, the European Journal of Information System, the Journal of Global Information Management, the Electronic Markets Journal, and the Simulation and Gaming Journal. Dasgupta has published two edited books, Internet and Intranet Technologies in Organizations and Encyclopedia of Virtual Communities and Technologies. He has also presented his research in major regional, national, and international conferences.

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