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What is Social Networking

Handbook of Research on Digital Content, Mobile Learning, and Technology Integration Models in Teacher Education
Social networking refers to a social structure that is made up of individuals or organizations that often have similar interests.
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Toward a Framework and Learning Methodology for Innovative Mobile Learning: A Theoretical Approach
Ebba Ossiannilsson (The Swedish Association for Distance Education, Sweden  & The Swedish Association for E-Competence, Sweden) and Nicolas Ioannides (University of Nicosia, Cyprus)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2953-8.ch014
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The purpose of this chapter is to identify, analyze, and present multiple learning methodologies and frameworks that are available to academics today. The chapter begins with the presentation and analysis of a range of learning methodologies, such as mobile learning, micro learning, personal learning, challenge-based learning, collaborative learning, and ubiquitous learning. In addition, the purpose of higher educational institutions and the use of emerging technologies are discussed. Based on the findings, a theoretical framework and learning methodology for innovative mobile learning are proposed to meet the challenges of enhancing and cultivating innovative mobile learning in the 21st century. Finally, suggestions are provided regarding the role of academics and how mobile technology could be incorporated into the overall learning experience.
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Maintaining Relationships Through Social Media and the Way Forward
It is specifically the use of reserved websites and functions to communicate with other users, or to local people with common interests to one’s own.
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BOLD Ideas for Creative Social Networking: An Invitational Discussion
Practices of gathering and managing a network of friends with specific interests; it means different things to different people, depending on their goals, their access to, and their use of varying communication technologies.
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Crowdfunding for Non-Profits: Opportunities and Challenges
Refers to the use of dedicated websites and applications for people interaction.
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Running Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns for Non-Profits
Refers to the use of dedicated websites and applications for people interaction.
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Social Networking for Businesses: Is it a Boon or Bane?
A phenomenon that allows people with similar interests to meet, interact and expand their contacts (both personal and professional).
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Creating an Educational Social Network Based on the Private Cloud Simulation and User Interaction in Solving Educational Problems
Is the creation and maintenance of personal and business relationships especially online Social networking service: is an online service, platform, or site that focuses on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who, for example, share interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-life connections. A social network service consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services. Most social network services are web-based and provide means for users to interact over the Internet, such as e-mail and instant messaging. Online community services are sometimes considered as a social network service, though in a broader sense, social network service usually means an individual-centered service whereas online community services are group-centered. Social networking sites allow users to share ideas, activities, events, and interests within their individual networks.
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Methods and Strategies in Using Digital Literacy in Media and the Arts
The use of technology to connect with other people in the same field of work, or with similar interests as the user.
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Technological Interventions: Examination of Social Exchange as an Antecedent to Academic Achievement in Online Learning
“The practice of expanding knowledge by making connections with individuals of similar interests” ( Gunawardena et al., 2009 , p. 4) that may be used in an effort to engage learners in meaningful ways. Social networking is a fundamental route to enhance student academic engagement ( Lint, 2013 ). It should entail guided discovery, reflective activities, journaling, contextualized learning and other exercises that imbue learner-learner interactions of a transactional nature, allow higher order thinking through which meaningful learning occurs ( Garrison, 1999 ; Hirumi, 2002 ).
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Social Software Use in Public Libraries
A Web 2.0 service that provides users with a platform to set up personal spaces online to share information, music, software applications, etc.
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Trust and Trust Building of Virtual Communities in the Networked Age
The use of web-based social media programs to interact with peoples for some purposes.
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Using Social Media to Increase the Recruitment of Clinical Research Participants
Websites or applications allowing individuals to interact with other users such as those with similar interests.
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The Digital Generation and Web 2.0: E-Learning Concern or Media Myth?
A term typically used to describe socialization via electronic media, specifically, but not exclusively, via Internet and cellular telephony-based media. It also refers to the non-electronic process of creating relationships with other individuals that last over time. Typically, for a social network to exist, members of the network must necessarily have mutual relationships with more than just one member of the network, though direct relationships with all members of the network is not required.
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Living, Working, Teaching and Learning by Social Software
Joining and participating in interconnected Internet communities (sometimes known as personal networks).
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Collaborative Tagging for Collective Intelligence
A service to create, populate, and build social relations among people or social actors who share similar characteristics, interests, or activities.
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Social Networks in the Higher Education Framework- Understanding the University as an Organization: Inlumine, Our Study Case
Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities or a neighbourhood subdivision, if you will. Although social networking is possible in person, especially in the workplace, universities, and high schools, it is most popular online.
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Electronic Trading, Electronic Advertising, and Social Media Literacy: Using Local Turkish Influencers in Social Media for International Trade Products Marketing
Where individuals can have social contacts, display each other’s lists, where they can share their links, which can be open to public or only to specific groups, friends etc. like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
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Where Are They and Are You There Yet?
Service that allows users to build online communities of people who share a common interest in order to share opinions and/or experiences.
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Advancing Professional Learning With Collaborative Technologies
A generic term for Internet-based systems that allow users to create communities based around shared interests for the purposes of sharing and exchange.
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Digital Social Networking: Risks and Benefits
Interacting with friends and connections in ones’ social network and expanding ones’ social network.
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The Role of Social Capital in Higher Education Institutions
The use of internet-based social media programs to make connections with friends, family, classmates, customers and clients.
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Human Attitude Towards the Use of IT in Education: Academy and Social Media
The process of creating, building and expanding virtual communities and links between people online, often through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
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Destructive Creativity on the Social Web: Learning through Wikis in Higher Education
In this sense, Websites designed to connect people together who have common interests
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Understanding the Potentials of Social Media in Collaborative Learning
The services that allow to managing the relationships in online social communities.
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The Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in the ESL Classroom
Group of people who are drawn together due to common interests or backgrounds and use internet technologies to communicate.
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Social Impacts of Mobile Phones on the Life of the Chinese People
A social support system which provides information or services to people and groups with shared common interests.
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Using Social Media for Dynamic Information Dissemination in the 21st Century
This is the use of Internet-based social media platforms to keep in contact with friends, families, colleagues, customers, or clients.
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Healthcare 2.0: The Use of Web 2.0 in Healthcare
Social networking platforms support design and maintenance of private and professional relationships on the internet. They act in accordance with demands and premises of increasingly diversified user-groups with the aim, to facilitate cooperation between individuals as well as the exchange of thoughts and contents.
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Analysis and Evaluation of the Connector Website
A term describing an online process. It is a Website technology that allows users to search, identify, and communicate with other people as contacts, fitting closest to their specified preferences and criteria.
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Short History of Social Networking and Its Far-Reaching Impact
A service based on internet technology that allows users to communicate and socialize remotely.
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Social Commerce Using Social Network and E-Commerce
Grouping of individuals into specific groups or communities.
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Aesthetics Perceptions of Social Media Generations
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Applying Web 2.0 Tools in Hybrid Learning Designs
A social network is a social structure comprising various nodes, which generally represent individuals or organizations, that are tied together by one or more specific types of interdependency, e.g. common values, shared visions, exchange of ideas, mutual financial benefit, trade, friendship/kinship, or even dislike and conflict. In the context of the Web 2.0 movement, the term is commonly used to refer to Web sites like MySpace, Facebook, Ning, Friendster, and LinkedIn, which attract and support networks of people and facilitate connections between them for social and professional purposes. The “blogosphere” (a term used to describe the cultural and social milieu surrounding Web logging and its users) may also be viewed as an example of an online social network. See also Web 2.0, social software.
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Digital Marketing, Artificial Intelligence, and Online Social Networks in Tourism: Case of the Municipality of Amares (Portugal)
Using internet-based social media sites to stay connected with friends, family, colleagues, or customers.
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Social Commerce Using Social Network and E-Commerce
Grouping of individuals into specific groups or communities.
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Online Collaborative Learning in Pre-Service Teacher Education: A Literature Review
A practice of establishing online communities by making connections through social media sites.
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Social Network Analysis
Grouping of individuals into specific groups or communities.
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The Impact of Social Media Influencers on Women's Online Purchasing Decisions: An Exploratory Study
Websites and apps that allow users and organizations to connect, communicate, share information, and form relationships online.
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Use of Social Media Platforms for Increased Access and Visibility by the Botswana National Archives and Records Services
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Digital Literacies in Teaching and Learning of Teachers
Social structure consisting of individuals and organizations connected by one or more types of relationships, sharing common values and objectives. The main characteristics that define them are: 1) Opening and porosity, which enable horizontal and not hierarchical relationships among participants; 2) self-generation of its own design. The online social networks can operate at different levels, for example, social networks (Facebook, Orkut, MySpace, Twitter and others), highly focused networking in professional interests (LinkedIn), among others.
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A Framework for Promoting Knowledge Transfer in SNS Game-Based Learning
Social networking refers to using cloud-based social network to facilitate learning. Social networking is a social structure that reflects the interrelationship between individuals, groups, organizations, or even entire societies (e.g., social units). As an important aspect in game-based learning, social networking has been integrated into learning games to maintain personal and social connections with their people in the community.
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An Overview of Social Media
To link people sharing mutual interests on the web.
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Librarian as Collaborator: Bringing E-Learning 2.0 Into the Classroom by Way of the Library
Social networking websites are seen largely as a way for people to socialize and communicate with their friends. However they are much more than just places to socialize. They can be used to bring together people with common interests or of particular age groups, from young children to senior citizens. These websites are used by individuals to share information about themselves, find friends, create career networks, find jobs, get information about a topic of interest, share photos, join interest groups, follow politics, and much more. Some examples of social networking sites are Facebook, Myspace, Classmates.com, LinkedIn.com, Twitter, LiveJournal and Ning (where users can create their own social networking sites)
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ICT and E-Democracy
The use of ICT, particularly the WWW, to connect people who share common interests. Examples of successful social networking sites include MySpace, YouTube and Facebook.
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The Impact of Technology on School Leadership
An internet enabled social communication network that helps people share personal information and communicate more efficiently with friends, family, and co-workers.
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What's a “Technician” to Do?: Theorizing and Articulating MOOC Maintenance Concerns
A system of interconnected computers (and their users) who exchange social information through a form of technology.
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Using Groups and Peer Tutors in Problem-Based Learning Classrooms in Higher Education
The use of dedicated websites or media applications used to interact with others, or to find people with similar interest to oneself.
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The Security, Privacy, and Ethical Implications of Social Networking Sites
A term to describe websites that allow people to join a social network and exchange information with their online friends.
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Smart Cities Project: Some Lessons for Indian Cities
Social networking is the use of internet-based platform for the purpose of connecting to people you may or may not know for personal or professional purpose.
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Wired for Learning—Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities for Education
A website is an online resource for building virtual social networks communities of individuals with common interests or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others.
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Foreign Education, Underemployment, and Wellness: Lived Experiences of African Immigrants in the USA
Practice of expanding social contacts by creating connections through individuals and/or social media.
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Explaining Participation in Online Communities
The process of connecting individuals via friends, relatives, and acquaintances—a person’s social network.
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Autopoietic Organization's Governance Supported by Information Technology
The grouping of individuals into special interests groups. Traditionally social networking required face-to-face communication, but now it is developed and realized online.
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Social Media Applications as Effective Service Delivery Tools for Librarians
This is the platform for people to connect, interact and discuss with one other.
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Impact of Technological Innovations and Online Social Capital on Education
Social networking refers to using internet-based social media sites to connect with friends, family, colleagues, or customers.
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Digital Knowledge Management Artifacts and the Growing Digital Divide: A New Research Agenda
A phenomenon described as a community consisting of a collection of individuals and the linkages among them.
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Implementing Collaborative Problem-Based Learning with Web 2.0
A Web-based information-sharing service that allows individuals to construct a profile within a restricted system, delineate the users with whom they want to share a connection, and view and navigate a list of connections and those made by others within the system. The primary feature of social network sites is that users are enabled to publicly declare their social networks. Myspace ( http://www.myspace.com ) is the most popular example of a social network.
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Wiki-enabled Technology Management
Social networking is a technology enabled means to develop communities based upon shared interests. Social networks utilize one or more of an array of mediums such as blogs, messaging, discussion threads and others. Social networking sites are typical examples of web 2.0 applications.
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Authentic Learning in Second Life: A Constructivist Model in Course Design
A social structure established through the use of Internet communication technologies by the people who share the same value, vision, task objectives, ideas, etc.
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Measuring Transformational Use of ICTs at Regional Level
The term is used here for desribing users of social network services, which are applications for building online communities of people who share interests, preferences or activities. Typically, social networking makes use of web based tools which provide a variety of ways for users to interact, such as e-mail and instant messaging services.
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The New Trends and Applications in E-Learning Environments and E-Technologies
Refers to the use of internet-based social media sites to stay connected with friends, family, colleagues, customers, or clients.
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Impact of Social Media Usage on Information Retrieval Among Undergraduate Students in Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Ilorin
The use of internet to make information about yourself available to other people especially people you share an interest with to send messages to them.
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