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Online Social Behavior

Modern advancements in technology have changed the way that people interact, making research on online social behavior increasingly relevant. This exciting book bundle of 17 scholarly titles covering topics on cyber behavior, social computing, gender and technology, computer-mediated-communication, human aspects of technology, and much more offers a defining body of research for both students and professionals who want to improve their understanding of the complex evolution of technology’s effect on social norms.
Release date: June 1, 2011
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ISBN13: 9781609609993, EISBN13: 9781609609986, ISBN13 Print + Perpetual: 9781609609979
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There are many facets of online social practices, including, but not limited to, generational, gender, and cultural aspects. With the explosive growth of contemporary online social culture, a new and increasingly important area of study on online social behavior emerges.

The Online Social Behavior book bundle is a compelling reference compilation that supports research in the fields of sociology and computer science. This essential set of titles includes 17 scholarly titles focusing on cyber behavior, social computing, gender and technology, computer-mediated-communication, and human aspects of technology. These titles represent IGI Global’s unique coverage of the impact and effective use of social technologies in online social behavior.

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Books Included in this Collection

Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects
Tatyana Dumova (Point Park University, USA), Richard Fiordo (University of North Dakota, USA). © 2012. 285 pages.
During the past decade, blogging has not only grown, but it has also become a truly international phenomenon: about two thirds of all blogs are written in a language other than English. Blogging in the Global Society: Cultural, Political and Geographical Aspects provides a comprehensive view of...
Gender and Social Computing: Interactions, Differences and Relationships
Celia Romm Livermore (Wayne State University, USA). © 2012. 343 pages.
Despite continued public interest in issues relating to gender and computing, there exists a relative scarcity of texts on this topic. Gender and Social Computing: Interactions, Differences and Relationships provides an overview of the major questions that researchers and practitioners are addressing...
Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments
Kirk St.Amant (East Carolina University, USA), Sigrid Kelsey (Louisiana State University, USA). © 2012. 542 pages.
Over one billion people access the Internet worldwide, and new problems of language, security, and culture accompany this new excess in access. Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments provides readers with the foundational knowledge needed to...
Global Media Convergence and Cultural Transformation: Emerging Social Patterns and Characteristics
Dal Yong Jin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea). © 2011. 476 pages.
New media and technology are firmly embedded in our contemporary society and culture. The application of the internet and mobile communications, including online gaming, has made a huge impact on political participation, business, education, and social relations. Global Media Convergence and Cultural...
Social Knowledge: Using Social Media to Know What You Know
John P. Girard (Minot State University, USA), JoAnn L. Girard (Sagology, USA). © 2011. 358 pages.
For the past two decades, executives have struggled to develop effective ways of sharing what their organizations know. Organizational leaders are now seeking ways to share knowledge with both internal and external stakeholders driven by concerns such as downsizing, the impending retirement of baby...
Interactive Media Use and Youth: Learning, Knowledge Exchange and Behavior
Elza Dunkels (Umeå University, Sweden), Gun-Marie Franberg (Umea University, Sweden), Camilla Hallgren (Umea University, Sweden). © 2011. 318 pages.
Modern advancements in technology have changed the way that young people use interactive media. Learning from such methods was not even considered until recently. It is now slowly defining the landscape of contemporary pedagogical practices. Interactive Media Use and Youth: Learning, Knowledge Exchange...
Youth Culture and Net Culture: Online Social Practices
Elza Dunkels (Umeå University, Sweden), Gun-Marie Franberg (Umea University, Sweden), Camilla Hallgren (Umea University, Sweden). © 2011. 472 pages.
The globalization of our society has changed the social culture of young people forever. In this day and age, this online social culture is growing in size, shape, and complexity and the need for further study is imperative. Youth Culture and Net Culture: Online Social Practices aims to engage the...
Cultural Identity and New Communication Technologies: Political, Ethnic and Ideological Implications
D. Ndirangu Wachanga (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA). © 2011. 430 pages.
The intersection of new communication technologies and the ideological hegemony is one area that has not been adequately examined. Existing literature on NCTs shows that most studies have been focusing on NCTs’ potential to alter existing social-political categories that border on economic class...
Adolescent Online Social Communication and Behavior: Relationship Formation on the Internet
Robert Zheng (The University of Utah, USA), Jason Burrow-Sanchez (University of Utah, USA), Clifford J. Drew (University of Utah, USA). © 2010. 300 pages.
The use of social media has gained a greater foothold in teen life as they embrace the conversational nature of interactive online media. However, general concerns exist among the public, community, schools, and administration that online social communication may pose more threats than benefits to...
Handbook of Research on Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication: Language Structures and Social Interaction
Rotimi Taiwo (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria). © 2010. 889 pages.
With the growth and advancement of digital communication technology over the past decade and the advent of modern telecommunications and the Internet, the structure of human behavior and social interaction has been redesigned. The Handbook of Research on Discourse Behavior and Digital Communication...
Interpersonal Relations and Social Patterns in Communication Technologies: Discourse Norms, Language Structures and Cultural Variables
Jung-ran Park (Drexel University, USA), Eileen Abels (Drexel University, USA). © 2010. 522 pages.
The development of information and communication technologies enables dynamic social interaction through computer-mediated communication. Interpersonal Relations and Social Patterns in Communication Technologies: Discourse Norms, Language Structures and Cultural Variables describes the growing...
Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes
Leonard Shedletsky (University of Southern Maine, USA), Joan E. Aitken (Park University, USA). © 2010. 440 pages.
Discussion, whether in online or face-to-face environments, is central to attaining and disseminating information. Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes contains examples of online discussions in a variety of contexts and for a variety of purposes, allowing readers to...
Collaborative Information Behavior: User Engagement and Communication Sharing
Jonathan Foster (University of Sheffield, UK). © 2010. 304 pages.
Although it has become commonplace for users and organizations alike to regularly collaborate during the seeking, searching, retrieval and use of information, a definitive work on the behaviors, practices, and systems that enable this Collaborative information behavior has been sorely lacking....
Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems
Brian Whitworth (Massey University (Albany), Auckland, New Zealand), Aldo de Moor (CommunitySense, The Netherlands). © 2009. 1034 pages.
The focus of this book is not how to make technology more efficient, nor even how technology harms or helps society, but rather how to successfully combine society and technology into socio-technical performance. The Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems provides...
Social Networking Communities and E-Dating Services: Concepts and Implications
Celia Romm Livermore (Wayne State University, USA), Kristina Setzekorn (Smith Barney, Inc., USA). © 2009. 424 pages.
E-dating is now among the largest global e-commerce sectors, allowing for interaction that was once not possible. Despite its dominance in the e-commerce market and society, it is almost completely absent from the information systems research literature. Social Networking Communities and E-Dating...
Social Software and Web 2.0 Technology Trends
P. Candace Deans (University of Richmond, USA). © 2009. 250 pages.
Very little has been written to address the emerging trends in social software and technology. With these technologies and applications being relatively new and evolving rapidly, research is wide open in these fields. Social Software and Web 2.0 Technology Trends fills this critical research need...
Computer-Mediated Relationships and Trust: Managerial and Organizational Effects
Linda L. Brennan (Mercer University, USA), Victoria E. Johnson (Georgia Gwinnett College, USA). © 2008. 322 pages.
The recent, rapid emergence of the virtual organization has added new dynamics and challenges to the context of relationships between organizational managers and their employees, customers, and other constituents. Computer-Mediated Relationships and Trust: Managerial and Organizational Effects provides...
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Topics Covered

  • Computer-Mediated-Communication
  • Cyber Behavior
  • Gender & Technology
  • Human Aspects of Technology
  • Social Computing
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