Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society

Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society

John P. Sahlin (The George Washington University, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: September, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 300
ISBN13: 9781466685567|ISBN10: 1466685565|EISBN13: 9781466685574|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8556-7


The availability of various technological platforms enables individuals to feel a deeper sense of connectivity and contribution to their social circles and the world around them. This growing dependence on social networking platforms has altered the ways in which society functions and communicates.

Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society is a definitive reference source for timely scholarly research evaluating the impact of social networking platforms on a variety of relationships, including those between individuals, governments, citizens, businesses, and consumers. Featuring expansive coverage on a range of topics relating to social media applications and uses across industries, this publication is a critical reference source for professionals, educators, students, and academicians seeking current research on the role and impact of new media on modern society.

This publication features authoritative, research-based chapters across a range of relevant topics including, but not limited to, computer-mediated communication, nonprofit projects, disaster response management, education, cyberbullying, microblogging, digital paranoia, user interaction augmentation, and viral messaging.

Topics Covered

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

  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Cyberbullying
  • Digital Paranoia
  • Disaster Response Management
  • Education
  • Microblogging
  • Nonprofit Projects
  • User Interaction Augmentation
  • Viral Messaging

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Sahlin is an Adjunct Professor with The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is also currently the Technical Director of Information Dominance for Engility, driving the strategy and vision to apply commercial technology and best practices to the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Sahlin is a leading technical expert in the fields of Systems Engineering, distributed computing network design, and managed hosting services. He has over 20 years’ experience designing, building, and sustaining distributed computing networks for commercial and U.S. Public Sector clients, applying his expertise in the ASP and Cloud Computing industries to the government. Dr. Sahlin holds a PhD in Systems Engineering from the George Washington University.