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What is Social Network Site

Handbook of Research on Web Log Analysis
Web-based services that allow individuals to (1) construct a public or semi-public profile within a bounded system, (2) articulate a list of other users with whom they share a connection, and (3) view and traverse their list of connections and those made by others within the system. The nature and nomenclature of these connections may vary from site to site (Boyd & Ellison, 2007).
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Analysis and Evaluation of the Connector Website
Paul DiPerna (The Blau Exchange Project, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 33
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-974-8.ch022
This chapter proposes a new theoretical construct for evaluating Websites that facilitate online social networks. The suggested model considers previous academic work related to social networks and online communities. This study’s main purpose is to define a new kind of social institution, called a “connector Website”, and provide a means for objectively analyzing Web-based organizations that empower users to form online social networks. Several statistical approaches are used to gauge Website-level growth, trend lines, and volatility. This project sets out to determine whether or not particular connector Websites can be mechanisms for social change, and to quantify the nature of the observed social change. The author hopes this chapter introduces new applications for Web log analysis by evaluating connector Websites and their organizations.
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Peer Influence Mechanism Behind Travel Experience Sharing on Social Network Sites
A digital platform that links people and companies to connect, communicate, market products or service, and share daily or occasional life experiences.
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Online Participation: Shaping the Networks of Professional Women
A website that allows individuals to build a public profile, create online connections with other users of the site and extend their network through new associations.
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