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What is Social Features

Handbook of Research on Business Social Networking: Organizational, Managerial, and Technological Dimensions
including profiles, security, networking features, search, help/support, legitimate friend focus.
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Analysis of Social Media in Administration: Epistemological and Practical Considerations
Karoll Haussler Carneiro Ramos (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil), Joselice Ferreira Lima (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil), Flávio Elias de Deus (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil), and Luis Fernando Ramos Molinaro (Universidade de Brasília, Brazil)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-168-9.ch044
This chapter analyzes some case studies about social media in organizations’ administration. To do this, social media’s epistemological base will be introduced, considering contributions from the subject of organizational behavior. The importance of this discipline is that it brings together social sciences points of view (social psychology, sociology and anthropology). After this, views will be presented regarding the mathematical nature of social media. In this part, the internet’s influence on social media will also be discussed, for it has contributed to a new common sense, and it is responsible for social media popularity. Finally, how social media interferes in organizations will be attested to, as well as how it can be managed. In order to help the understanding of such knowledge, a survey will be introduced, with articles related to organizational practices in social media.
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