Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC): 33 Volumes

Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC): 33 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Hakikur Rahman (Ansted University Sustainability Research Institute, Malaysia)
ISSN: 2328-1405|EISSN: 2328-1413
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Institutions: Print
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The advancements of internet technologies and the creation of various social networks provide a new channel of knowledge development processes that's dependent on social networking and online communities. This emerging concept of social innovation is comprised of ideas and strategies designed to improve society.

The Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities book series serves as a forum for scholars and practitioners to present comprehensive research on the social, cultural, organizational, and human issues related to the use of virtual communities and social networking. This series will provide an analytical approach to the holistic and newly emerging concepts of online knowledge communities and social networks.

Topics Covered

  • Advanced Researches in Knowledge Communities
  • Agent-Mediated Knowledge Management
  • Application of Social Network Analysis as a Knowledge Management Tool
  • Best Practices for Mobile Computing
  • Broadband Infrastructure and the New Wireless Network Solutions
  • Business Process Modeling
  • Challenges of Knowledge Management
  • Citizens’ E-participation in Local Decision-Making Processes
  • Communication and Agent Technology
  • Communication and Management of Knowledge in R&D Networks
  • Communication of Knowledge in Organizations
  • Communications and the Internet
  • Community Practices
  • Conceptual Role of ICTs in Knowledge Communication and Management
  • Current State and Future Development of the Institutional Knowledge Management
  • Distributed Knowledge Management Business Cases and Experiences
  • E-capacity Building Programmes to Ensure Digital Cohesion and Improved E-Government Performance at Local Level
  • Epistemology of Knowledge Society
  • Flourishing Knowledge Creation Environments
  • Framework of a Pragmatic Conception of Knowledge
  • General Importance and Role of Knowledge Communities
  • Generation of Municipal Services in Multi-Channel Environments
  • Importance and Role of Knowledge Communities in R&D and Innovative Knowledge Creation
  • Information and Data Management
  • Information Policy Overview
  • Introduction to Mobile Computing
  • Knowledge Acquisition Systems and Networks
  • Knowledge as a Competitive Force
  • Knowledge as a Symbol/Model of Development
  • Knowledge as an Empirical Problem Solving Tool
  • Knowledge as Capacity for Action
  • Knowledge Chains
  • Knowledge Communication and Impact of Network Structures
  • Knowledge Communication and the Role of Communities and Social Networks
  • Knowledge Management and Business Improvement
  • Knowledge Management Practices and Future Perspectives
  • Knowledge Management System Architectures, Infrastructure, and Middleware
  • Learning Utilities
  • Leveraging Knowledge Communication in Social Networks
  • Leveraging Knowledge Communication Networks – Approaches to Interpretations and Interventions
  • Local E-Government Interoperability and Security
  • Measuring and Evaluating Knowledge Assets
  • Meta-data Representation and Management (e.g., Semantic-Based Coordination Mechanisms, Use of Ontologies, etc.)
  • Methodologies to Analyze, Design and Deploy Distributed Knowledge Management Solutions
  • Methods, Measures and Instruments of Knowledge Management
  • Networks and Knowledge Communication in R&D Environments
  • Networks as Institutionalized Intermediaries of KC
  • Organizational Knowledge Communication
  • Organizational Knowledge Communication and Knowledge Transfer as the Focal Point of Knowledge Management
  • Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Deployed Systems
  • Roles and Positional Models of Knowledge Communication Networks
  • Social Models to Design and Support Knowledge Intensive Collaborative Processes
  • Strategic Management and Business Process Analysis
  • Supporting Virtual Communities of Practice and Interest Networks
  • Technology Orientation and Capitalization of Knowledge
  • Whole-Network Properties and Knowledge Communication

Titles in Series

Spectral Media and Social Justice in the 21st Century
Raymond Aaron Younis (University of Sydney, Australia)
Copyright © 2024. 320 pages.
In the 21st century, the rapidly advancing convergence of information technology, mass communication, and digital media holds the promise of an era characterized by...
Critical Roles of Digital Citizenship and Digital Ethics
Jason D. DeHart (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 296 pages.
The digital age has brought about significant changes to our society, creating a complex and ever-evolving digital landscape. To navigate this landscape effectively,...
Global Perspectives on Social Media Usage Within Governments
Chandan Chavadi (Presidency Business School, Presidency College, Bengaluru, India), Dhanabalan Thangam (Presidency Business School, Presidency College, Bengaluru, India)
Copyright © 2023. 353 pages.
Social media applications have emerged in the last 20 years to meet the different needs of individuals, and private sector and public organizations have not been ind...
Social Capital in the Age of Online Networking: Genesis, Manifestations, and Implications
Najmul Hoda (Umm Al-Qura University), Arshi Naim (King Kalid University, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2023. 301 pages.
Social networking sites have transformed traditional networking into a new form, prompting researchers to consider whether social capital accrues through online netw...
Advanced Applications of NLP and Deep Learning in Social Media Data
Ahmed A. Abd El-Latif (Menoufia University, Egypt & Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia), Mudasir Ahmad Wani (Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia), Mohammed A. El-Affendi (Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia)
Copyright © 2023. 303 pages.
Social media platforms are one of the main generators of textual data where people around the world share their daily life experiences and information with online so...
Community Engagement in the Online Space
Michelle Dennis (Adler University, USA), James Halbert (Adler University, USA)
Copyright © 2023. 364 pages.
Since the advent of the internet, online communities have emerged as a way for users to share their common interests and connect with others with ease. As the possib...
Handbook of Research on Bullying in Media and Beyond
Gülşah Sarı (Aksaray University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2023. 603 pages.
Bullying has been an issue for generations across fields and industries and can affect children as well as adults. With the rise of social media in recent years, bul...
Handbook of Research on Technologies and Systems for E-Collaboration During Global Crises
Jingyuan Zhao (University of Toronto, Canada), V. Vinoth Kumar (Jain University, India)
Copyright © 2022. 461 pages.
Necessity is the mother of invention; challenging times can provide new opportunities that must be detected and exploited at the right moments. The COVID-19 pandemic...
Information Manipulation and Its Impact Across All Industries
Maryam Ebrahimi (Independent Researcher, Germany)
Copyright © 2022. 234 pages.
Both misinformation and disinformation lead to lasting misperceptions that can pose dangers to the public. While information manipulation has always existed, modern...
E-Collaboration Technologies and Strategies for Competitive Advantage Amid Challenging Times
Jingyuan Zhao (University of Toronto, Canada), Joseph Richards (California State University, Sacramento, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 346 pages.
E-collaboration is a tool that breaks the boundaries of activities within and between organizations. E-collaboration technologies are making it easier than ever for...
Analyzing Global Social Media Consumption
Patrick Kanyi Wamuyu (United States International University – Africa, Kenya)
Copyright © 2021. 358 pages.
Social media has revolutionized how individuals, communities, and organizations create, share, and consume information. Similarly, social media offers numerous oppor...
Electronic Hive Minds on Social Media: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Shalin Hai-Jew (Hutchinson Community College, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 358 pages.
Researchers have harnessed the flood of personal information and opinions shared on social media platforms in a variety of ways. People communicate not only what the...
Hidden Link Prediction in Stochastic Social Networks
Babita Pandey (Lovely Professional University, India), Aditya Khamparia (Lovely Professional University, India)
Copyright © 2019. 281 pages.
Link prediction is required to understand the evolutionary theory of computing for different social networks. However, the stochastic growth of the social network le...
Cognitive Social Mining Applications in Data Analytics and Forensics
Anandakumar Haldorai (Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, India), Arulmurugan Ramu (Presidency University, India)
Copyright © 2019. 326 pages.
Recently, there has been a rapid increase in interest regarding social network analysis in the data mining community. Cognitive radios are expected to play a major r...
Modern Perspectives on Virtual Communications and Social Networking
Jyotsana Thakur (Amity University, India)
Copyright © 2019. 273 pages.
With the prevalence of social media, businesses and other organizations have a growing need to utilize various online media platforms and sites to engage and interac...
Exploring the Role of Social Media in Transnational Advocacy
Floribert Patrick C. Endong (University of Calabar, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2018. 307 pages.
Emerging digital technologies are playing an increasingly significant role in advancing citizen-based support all over the world. They have become tools used for pro...
Online Communities as Agents of Change and Social Movements
Steven Gordon (Babson College, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 338 pages.
The growing presence of social media and computer use has caused significant changes to community engagement. With the ubiquity of these technologies, there is incre...
Social Media Performance Evaluation and Success Measurements
Michael A. Brown Sr. (Right Fit Communications LLC, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 294 pages.
There are many different social media platforms that provide a wide array of services. Exploring the results yielded by these platforms can enhance their usefulness...
Political Scandal, Corruption, and Legitimacy in the Age of Social Media
Kamil Demirhan (Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey), Derya Çakır-Demirhan (Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2017. 295 pages.
The way in which social media is utilized has changed over the years, making it a growing forum for political discussion. Due to this, analyzing relationships betwee...
Power, Surveillance, and Culture in YouTube™'s Digital Sphere
Matthew Crick (William Paterson University, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 317 pages.
Over the last several years, YouTube™ has become a public forum for creative, informative, and political endeavors around the globe. As the website’s influence and a...
Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society
John P. Sahlin (The George Washington University, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 300 pages.
The availability of various technological platforms enables individuals to feel a deeper sense of connectivity and contribution to their social circles and the world...
New Opportunities for Artistic Practice in Virtual Worlds
Denise Doyle (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Copyright © 2015. 322 pages.
Although virtual worlds continue to grow in popularity, a substantial amount of research is needed to determine best practices in virtual spaces. The artistic commun...
Cases on Strategic Social Media Utilization in the Nonprofit Sector
Hugo Asencio (California State University – Dominguez Hills, USA), Rui Sun (California State University – Dominguez Hills, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 375 pages.
Typically utilized by larger corporations, social media marketing and strategy is lacking in small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations. Although these organizat...
Implications of Social Media Use in Personal and Professional Settings
Vladlena Benson (Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK), Stephanie Morgan (Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK)
Copyright © 2015. 362 pages.
Social technology is quickly becoming a vital tool in our personal, educational, and professional lives. However, while social networking helps the world stay connec...
Identity and Leadership in Virtual Communities: Establishing Credibility and Influence
Dona J. Hickey (University of Richmond, USA), Joe Essid (University of Richmond, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 321 pages.
The presence and ubiquity of the internet continues to transform the way in which we identify ourselves and others both online and offline. The development of virtua...
Harnessing the Power of Social Media and Web Analytics
Anteneh Ayanso (Brock University, Canada), Kaveepan Lertwachara (California Polytechnic State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 305 pages.
Social media has opened several new marketing channels to assist in business visibility as well as provide real-time customer feedback. With the emergence of new int...
Educational, Psychological, and Behavioral Considerations in Niche Online Communities
Vivek Venkatesh (Concordia University, Canada), Jason Wallin (University of Alberta, Canada), Juan Carlos Castro (Concordia University, Canada), Jason Edward Lewis (Concordia University, Canada)
Copyright © 2014. 465 pages.
Online communities continue to evolve as more people take on a virtual presence. This shift in online communities and the diversity of individuals populating the web...
Gender and Social Computing: Interactions, Differences and Relationships
Celia Romm Livermore (Wayne State University, USA)
Copyright © 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: I...
Virtual Worlds and Metaverse Platforms: New Communication and Identity Paradigms
Nelson Zagalo (University of Minho, Portugal), Leonel Morgado (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Quinta de Prados, Portugal), Ana Boa-Ventura (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
Copyright © 2012. 423 pages.
While metaverse platforms are no longer a novel topic, they still pose challenges for the adaption of conventional research methodologies and communication practices...
Youth Culture and Net Culture: Online Social Practices
Elza Dunkels (Umeå University, Sweden), Gun-Marie Franberg (Umea University, Sweden), Camilla Hallgren (Umea University, Sweden)
Copyright © 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, a...
Collaborative Search and Communities of Interest: Trends in Knowledge Sharing and Assessment
Pascal Francq (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
Copyright © 2011. 312 pages.
Since the dawn of the 21st Century the invention of Web 2.0 has enabled people from all backgrounds to contribute content on the Internet. In doing so, the Internet...
Gender Issues in Learning and Working with Information Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts
Shirley Booth (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Sara Goodman (Lund University, Sweden), Gill Kirkup (Open University, UK)
Copyright © 2010. 350 pages.
Gender, equity, learning, and information technology can intersect to form a theoretical and abstract field of knowledge emanating from very real, concrete, lived ex...
E-Collaborative Knowledge Construction: Learning from Computer-Supported and Virtual Environments
Bernhard Ertl (Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen, Germany)
Copyright © 2010. 360 pages.
In today's society, the quantity of information available to learners is so vast that new strategies of information processing and exchange must be continually d...


ASNOC aims to supply academicians, practitioners, and professionals with quality applied research results in the field of electronic/digital government, its applications and impacts on governmental organizations around the world.  It is the intention of this book series to effectively and positively provide organizational and managerial directions with greater use and management of electronic/digital government technologies in organizations.

Editor(s) Biography

Hakikur Rahman, an academic of over 25 years, has served leading education institutes and established various ICT projects funded by ADB, UNDP and World Bank in Bangladesh. He is currently serving the BRAC University in Bangladesh. He has written/edited more than 15 books, 35 book chapters and contributed over 100 papers/articles in Journals, Magazines, News papers and Conference Proceedings on ICTs, education, governance and research. Graduating from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology in 1981, he has received his Master's of Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1986 and completed his PhD in Computer Engineering from the Ansted University, BVI, UK in 2001.

Editorial Advisory Board

Associate Editors:
  • Baanda A. Salim, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania
  • A.V.Senthil Kumar, CMS College of Science and Commerce, India
  • Yanbo J. Wang, The University of Liverpool, UK

International Editorial Advisory Board:
  • Anne-Marie Oostveen, Oxford Internet Institute, UK
  • James Piecowye, Zayed University, Dubai
  • Ali Serhan Koyuncugil, Capital Markets Board of Turkey, Turkey
  • Robert A. Cropf, Saint Louis University, USA
  • Arla Juntunen, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
  • Deborah L. Wheeler, United States Naval Academy, USA
  • Vincenzo Ambriola, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Tsegaye Tadesse, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
  • Alemayehu Molla, RMIT University, Australia
  • Subhajit Basu, Queen's University, UK
  • Claude Ghaoui, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  • Teresa Sancho Vinuesa, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain