Journal Contents: International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking (IJVCSN)

Volume 10 (2018)
Issue 1
Special Issue on Management Practices for the New (Digital) Economy
Guest Editorial Preface
Vinita Srivastava (Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, India)
Article 1
Facebook Dominant, Majority, Growing, and Emerge a Marketing Segmentation Approach (pages 1-16)
Chunsing (Alan) Yung (University of Saint Joseph, Macau)
Article 2
Variable Selection of Customers for Churn Analysis in Telecommunication Industry (pages 17-32)
Vishal Mahajan (AGM, HCL Technologies, Noida, India), Renuka Mahajan (Assistant Professor, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, India)
Article 3
Sustainability Analysis of Tourism in India: Data Envelopment Analysis Approach (pages 33-45)
Surender Kumar (Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, India)
Article 4
A Study of Digital Payments: Trends, Challenges and Implementation in Indian Banking System (pages 46-64)
Narinder Kumar Bhasin (ASIBAS, Amity University, U.P., Noida, India), Anupama Rajesh (ABS, Amity University, U.P., Noida, India)
Article 5
Key Future Challenges of Indian Banking Information System: A Qualitative Investigation (pages 65-74)
Sarika Kaushal (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India), Dilwar Hussain (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Assam, India)
Issue 2
Article 1
Exploring Potential Factors in Sticker Use Among Japanese Young Adults: Effects of Gender and Text Messaging Dependency (pages 1-23)
Shogo Kato (Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Tokyo, Japan), Yuuki Kato (Sagami Women's University, Sagamihara, Japan), Yasuyuki Ozawa (Meisei University, Hino, Japan)
Article 2
Online Self-Identities, Social Norms, and the Performance of Self in Real-Life (pages 24-40)
Jessica Lynn Campbell (University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA)
Article 3
Using Social Media to Target Customers for Green Technology Use (pages 41-61)
Ehi E. Aimiuwu (Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, USA)
Volume 9 (2017)
Issue 1
Article 1
Follow Me: Exploring the Effect of Personality and Stranger Connections on Instagram Use (pages 1-16)
Melanie Keep (The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, Australia), Krestina L Amon (The University of Sydney, Lidcombe, Australia)
Article 2
Would You Accept a Facebook Friend Request from Your Boss?: Examining Generational Differences (pages 17-33)
Katherine A. Karl (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA), Richard S. Allen (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA), Charles S. White (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, USA), Joy Van Eck Peluchette (Lindenwood University, School of Business, St. Charles, MO, USA), Douglas E. Allen (Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, USA)
Article 3
A Survey of Research in Real-Money Trading (RMT) in Virtual World (pages 34-53)
Mohamed Nazir (James Cook University, College of Business, Law and Governance, Cairns, Australia), Carrie Siu Man Lui (James Cook University, Cairns, Australia)
Article 4
Exploring #nofilter Images When a Filter Has Been Used: Filtering the Truth on Instagram Through a Mixed Methods Approach Using Netlytic and Photo Analysis (pages 54-63)
Sara Santarossa (University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada), Paige Coyne (University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada), Sarah J Woodruff (University of Windsor, Windsor, Canada)
Issue 2
Article 1
Impact of Information Technology on Lifestyle: A Literature Review and Classification (pages 1-23)
Payam Hanafizadeh (Allameh Tabataba'i University, School of Management and Accounting, Tehran, Iran), Samira Ghandchi (Allameh Tabataba'i University, School of Management and Accounting, Tehran, Iran), Masoud Asgarimehr (Allameh Tabataba'i University, School of Management and Accounting, Tehran, Iran)
Article 2
Social Networks as a Tool for E-Collaborative Learning and its Effects on Knowledge Acquisition and Satisfaction Among Al-Aqsa University Students (pages 24-45)
Hasan R. Mahdi (Al-Aqsa University, Department of Instructional Technology and Information, Gaza City, Palestine), Mohanad A. Al-Taban (Al-Aqsa University, Department of Instructional Technology and Information, Gaza City, Palestine)
Article 3
I ♥ FB: A Q-Methodology Analysis of Why People ‘Like' Facebook (pages 46-61)
Tom Robinson (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA), Clark Callahan (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA), Kristoffer Boyle (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA), Erica Rivera (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA), Janice K Cho (Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA)
Article 4
Social Media Brand Communities and Brand Loyalty: An Integrated AHP Approach (pages 62-79)
Kishalay Adhikari (National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India), Rajeev Kumar Panda (National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India)
Issue 3
Article 1
User's Social Network Site Loyalty (pages 1-14)
Bo Han (Texas A&M University Commerce, Commerce, Texas, USA)
Article 2
Article 3
Cluster Based Architecture and Algorithm to Improve the Design of Social Networks (pages 29-43)
Saurab Dutta (Inurture education solutions Pvt. Ltd., Kaziranga University, Rowmarikhuti, India), Payel Roy (Department of CA, JIS College of Engineering, Kalyani, India)
Article 4
Multimedia Documents Adaptation Based on Semantic Multi-Partite Social Context-Aware Networks (pages 44-59)
Alti Adel (LRSD, University Ferhat Abbas SETIF-1, Sétif, Algeria), Roose Philippe (LIUPPA/IUT Bayonne, Anglet, France), Laborie Sébastien (Univ Pau & Pays Adour - Liuppa, Pau, France)
Issue 4
Article 1
Influence and Information Flow in Online Social Networks (pages 1-17)
Afrand Agah (West Chester University, USA), Mehran Asadi (The Lincoln University, USA)
Article 2
Entropy Based Identification of Fake Profiles in Social Network: An Application of Cyberbullying (pages 18-30)
Geetika Sarna (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi, India), M.P.S. Bhatia (Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi, India)
Article 3
Social Computing: An Examination of Self, Social, and Use Factors (pages 31-47)
Sandra A. Vannoy (Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, USA), B. Dawn Medlin (Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, USA)
Volume 8 (2016)
Issue 1
Special Issue on Social Media Networking for Customer Mapping and Reputation Management
Guest Editorial Preface
Shalini Srivastava (Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, India), Shikha Bhatia (Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, India)
Article 1
Customer Journey Maps for Demographic Online Customer Profiles (pages 1-18)
Deepa Ittimani Tholath (Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai, India), Fr. Casimirraj S.J. (Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai, India)
Article 2
Pro-Business or Common Citizen?: An Analysis of an Indian Woman CEO's Tweets (pages 19-29)
Ashish K. Rathore (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India), Nikhil Tuli (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India), P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India)
Article 3
Crisis Management and Image Restoration through Social Networking: Analysis of Maggi Crisis (pages 30-41)
Debarati Bhattacharya (Communication Area, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India)
Article 4
Strategies to Overcome Dark Side of Social Media for Organizational Sustainability (pages 42-52)
Jitender Sharma (Jaipuria Institute of Management, Noida, India)
Issue 2
Preface
Editorial Preface
Subhasish Dasgupta (George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA)
Article 1
Perceptions of Social Media Impact on Social Behavior of Students: A Comparison between Students and Faculty (pages 1-11)
Khairuddin Hashim (King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Laila Al-Sharqi (King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Ibrahim Kutbi (King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Article 2
An Extensible Game Engine to Develop Animated Facial Avatars in 3D Virtual Environment (pages 12-27)
Anis Zarrad (Department of Computer Science and Information Sciences, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Article 3
Intended Continued Use Social Networking Sites: Effects on Job Satisfaction and Performance (pages 28-46)
Ned Kock (Department of International Business and Technology Studies, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX, USA), Murad Moqbel (University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA), Kevin Barton (Texas A&M University – San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA), Valerie Bartelt (University of Denver, Denver, CO, USA)
Article 4
Evaluating the Business Impacts of Social Media Use with System Dynamics and Agent-Based Modeling: A Literature Review (pages 47-58)
Olli Pirttilä (Granite Partners Ltd., Tampere, Finland), Hannu Kärkkäinen (Department of Information Management and Logistics, Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland), Jari J. Jussila (Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland)
Issue 3
Article 1
Social Networking Sites (SNSs): Smart Platforms for Public Service Innovation? (pages 1-15)
Harri Jalonen (Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku, Finland)
Article 2
The Hierarchy of an Online Gaming Community: A Study of the Managerial Structure of Syndicate Gamers (pages 16-28)
Gregory C. Mabry (Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY, USA), Christopher Y. Frank (Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA)
Article 3
Using Mixed Methods to Understand the Positive Correlation between Fear of Cyberbullying and Online Interaction (pages 29-36)
Szde Yu (Department of Criminal Justice, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, USA)
Article 4
Towards Data Portability between Online Social Networks, a Conceptual Model of the Portable User Profile (pages 37-54)
Sarah Bouraga (Department of Business Administration, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium), Ivan Jureta (Department of Business Administration, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium), Stéphane Faulkner (Department of Business Administration, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium)
Issue 4
Article 1
Trust Management Models for Digital Identities (pages 1-24)
Prasann Pradhan (Shri Venkateshwara University, Gajraula, India), Vikas Kumar (School of Business Studies, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India)
Article 2
Online ‘Tells' with Cultural Bindings: Understanding Connectivity in the Absence of Cultural Participants (pages 25-45)
Demosthenes Akoumianakis (Technological Education Institute of Crete, Heraklion, Greece)
Article 3
Life-Value of Young Smartphone Users (pages 46-56)
Chin-Tsai Lin (Department of Business Administration, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan), Sih-Wun Wang (Department of Business Administration, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan), Chuan Lee (Department of Business Administration, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan), Yi-Hsueh Chen (Department of Business Administration, Ming Chuan University, Taipei, Taiwan)
Article 4
Survey of Influential Nodes Identification in Online Social Networks (pages 57-69)
Dhrubasish Sarkar (Amity University Kolkata, Kolkata, India), Dipak K. Kole (Department of CSE, Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, Jalpaiguri, India), Premananda Jana (Department of CSE, MCKV Institute of Engineering, Howrah, India)
Volume 7 (2015)
Issue 1
Article 1
My Desired Self, Avatar: The Impact of Avatar Creation on Persuasion (pages 1-13)
Youjeong Kim (New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY, USA)
Article 2
Social CRM: A Review of the Literature and the Identification of New Research Directions (pages 14-20)
Kritcha Yawised (University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia), Peter Marshall (University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia)
Article 3
Measuring the Effects of Cognitive Preference to Enhance Online Instruction through Sound ePedagogy Design (pages 21-35)
Marlina Mohamad (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Batu Pahat, Malaysia), Elspeth McKay (RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia)
Article 4
Research in Mobile Computing: Problems and Opportunities (pages 36-51)
Chandra Sekhar Amaravadi (Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, USA), George Mangalaraj (Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, USA)
Article 5
Do Managers Understand Importance of Securing IT Resources? (pages 52-64)
Nadianatra Musa (Industrial Engineering Department, College of Engineering, King Khalid University, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), Vishv Malhotra (University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia), Trevor Wilmshurst (University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia)
Issue 2
Special Issue on Social Media and Networks for Multimedia Content Management (Part 1)
Guest Editorial Preface
Sébastien Laborie (LIUPPA laboratory, University of Pau and Adour Countries, Bayonne, France), Phivos Mylonas (Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece), Philippe Roose (LIUPPA laboratory, University of Pau and Adour Countries, Bayonne, France), Manolis Wallace (Knowledge and Uncertainty Research Laboratory, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese, Tripoli, Greece)
Article 1
Museum Personalization Based on Gaming and Cognitive Styles: The BLUE Experiment (pages 1-30)
Yannick Naudet (Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg), Angeliki Antoniou (University of Peloponnese, Tripoli, Greece), Ioanna Lykourentzou (Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg), Eric Tobias (Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg), Jenny Rompa (University of Peloponnese, Tripoli, Greece), George Lepouras (Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese, Tripoli, Greece)
Article 2
A Community-Based Semantic Social Context-Aware Driven Adaptation for Multimedia Documents (pages 31-49)
Adel Alti (Computer Science Department, University of Setif, Setif, Algeria), Sébastian Laborie (LIUPPA/IUT Bayonne, Anglet, France), Philippe Roose (LIUPPA/IUT Bayonne, Anglet, France)
Article 3
Dynamic Social and Media Content Syndication for Second Screen (pages 50-69)
Andreas Menychtas (National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece), David Tomás (University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain), Marco Tiemann (University of Reading, Reading, UK), Christina Santzaridou (National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece), Alexandros Psychas (National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece), Dimosthenis Kyriazis (National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece), Juan Vicente Vidagany Espert (TIE Kinetix, Breukelen, Netherlands), Stuart Campbell (TIE Kinetix, Breukelen, Netherlands)
Article 4
Predicting the French Stock Market Using Social Media Analysis (pages 70-84)
Vincent Martin (Université de Toulon, CNRS, LSIS, UMR 7296, 83957, La Garde, France and Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, ENSAM, LSIS, UMR 7296, 13397, Marseille, France & COEXEL, Toulon, France), Emmanuel Bruno (Université de Toulon, CNRS, LSIS, UMR 7296, 83957, La Garde, France & Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, ENSAM, LSIS, UMR 7296, 13397, Marseille, France), Elisabeth Murisasco (Université de Toulon, CNRS, LSIS, UMR 7296, 83957, La Garde, France & Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, ENSAM, LSIS, UMR 7296, 13397, Marseille, France)
Issue 3
Special Issue on Social Media and Networks for Multimedia Content Management (Part 2)
Guest Editorial Preface
Sébastien Laborie (LIUPPA laboratory, University of Pau and Adour Countries, Bayonne, France), Phivos Mylonas (Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece), Philippe Roose (LIUPPA laboratory, University of Pau and Adour Countries, Bayonne, France), Manolis Wallace (Knowledge and Uncertainty Research Laboratory, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Peloponnese, Tripoli, Greece)
Article 1
Home Media Access with Heterogeneous Devices (pages 1-16)
Tayeb Lemlouma (IRISA Laboratory and University of Rennes I, Lannion, France)
Article 2
Context-Aware User Modeling and Semantic Interoperability in Smart Home Environments (pages 17-50)
Giorgos Siolas (Intelligent Systems, Content and Interaction Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece), George Caridakis (Intelligent Systems, Content and Interaction Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Athens and Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece), Phivos Mylonas (Intelligent Systems, Content and Interaction Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Athens and Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece), Giorgos Stratogiannis (Intelligent Systems, Content and Interaction Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece), Stefanos Kollias (Intelligent Systems, Content and Interaction Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece), Andreas Stafylopatis (Intelligent Systems, Content and Interaction Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece)
Article 4
Social Networking Tools in Virtual Reference (pages 59-73)
Nadim Akhtar Khan (Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India), Huma Shafiq (Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India), Sabiha Zehra Rizvi (Government Medical College Srinagar, Srinagar, India), Samah Mushtaq (Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, India)
Issue 4
Article 1
Impact of Social Media towards Improving Productivity at AADC (pages 1-22)
Zoheir Ezziane (Al Ain Women's College, Higher Colleges of Technology, Al Ain, UAE), Abdulrahman Abdulla Al Kaabi (Al Ain Women's College, Higher Colleges of Technology, Al Ain, UAE)
Article 2
Pattern-Based Requirements Engineering of New Online Social Networks (pages 23-44)
Sarah Bouraga (Department of Business Administration, PReCISE Research Center, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium), Ivan Jureta (Department of Business Administration, PReCISE Research Center, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium), Stéphane Faulkner (Department of Business Administration, PReCISE Research Center, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium)
Article 3
Trends in Social Media Usage: An Investigation of its Growth in the Arab World (pages 45-56)
Sulaiman Ibrahim Alreyaee (Al-Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Aquil Ahmed (Aljouf University, Sakaka, Saudi Arabia)
Article 4
Tracking Comet ISON through the Twittersphere: Visualizing Science Communication in Social Media (pages 57-72)
Stuart Palmer (Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Australia)
Volume 6 (2014)
Issue 1
Article 1
Incentivizing High-Quality Reviews in Peer-to-Peer Settings: A Feasibility Study with Student Assignments (pages 1-21)
J.Z. Yue (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany), K. Böhm (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany), S. von Stackelberg (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany)
Article 2
Interactive Storytelling: Approaches, Applications, and Aspirations (pages 22-34)
Jouni Smed (University of Turku, Turku, Finland)
Article 3
Community Detection Approaches in Real World Networks: A Survey and Classification (pages 35-51)
Pooja Wadhwa (Computer Engineering Department, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India), M.P.S Bhatia (Computer Engineering Department, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India)
Article 4
Digital Businesses: Creation of a Research Framework for Organizational Readiness for Enterprise 2.0 (pages 52-66)
Ashok Kumar Wahi (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India), Yajulu Medury (Jaypee Group, Noida, India)
Issue 2
Article 1
Impact of Social Media Marketing Strategies on Consumers Behaviour in Delhi (pages 1-23)
Deepali Saluja (BCIPS, New Delhi, India), Shamsher Singh (BCIPS, New Delhi, India)
Article 2
Knowledge Sharing for Cultural Heritage 2.0: Prosumers in a Digital Agora (pages 24-36)
Francesca Bertacchini (Environmental and Chemical Engineering Department, Università della Calabria, Cosenza, Italy), Assunta Tavernise (Department of Physics, Università della Calabria, Cosenza, Italy)
Article 3
Corporate Blogs: A New Reality for Developing Consumer-Brand Centricity (Experimental Approach) (pages 37-48)
Nidhi Sinha (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India)
Article 4
Website Attractiveness in E-Commerce Sites: Key Factors Influencing the Consumer Purchase Decision (pages 49-59)
Siddharth Khanna (HCL Technologies, Noida, India), Ashok Kumar Wahi (Jaypee Business School, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India)
Issue 3
Article 1
Importance Analysis of a Blog Quality Model for Criteria and Families in Different Blog Categories (pages 1-41)
Zuhaira Muhammad Zain (Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), Abdul Azim Abdul Ghani (Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia)
Article 2
Factors Impacting Effectiveness in Virtual Teams (pages 42-52)
Swati Kaul Bhat (Jaypee Business School, Noida, India), Neerja Pande (IIML, Noida, India), Vandana Ahuja (Jaypee Business School, Noida, India)
Article 3
Extensive Use of Facebook Marketing by Entrepreneurs in Gaining a Wider Reach (pages 53-62)
Ashok Kumar Wahi (Jaypee Business School, Noida, India), Kunal Verma (Jaypee Business School, Noida, India), Rati Vadehra (Jaypee Business School, Noida, India)
Issue 4
Article 1
Meta-Analysis of Virtual Teams (pages 1-13)
Swati Kaul Bhat (Jaypee Business School, Noida, India), Shirin Alavi (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India), Vandana Ahuja (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, India)
Article 2
Facebook as a Marketing Tool: An Analysis of the 100 Top-Ranked Global Brands (pages 14-28)
Antonio Chamorro-Mera (University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain), F. Javier Miranda (Faculty of Economics and Business Management, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain), Sergio Rubio (School of Industrial Engineering, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain)
Article 3
Born Fast, Die Young?: A Study of the User's Social Network Site Continuance (pages 29-41)
Bo Han (Texas A&M University-Commerce, Commerce, TX, USA)
Article 4
Online Bonding and Bridging Social Capital via Social Networking Sites (pages 42-63)
Azza Abdel-Azim Mohamed Ahmed (Abu Dhabi University, UAE & Cairo University, Egypt)
Volume 5 (2013)
Issue 1
Article 1
Collaborative Customer Relationship Management-Co-Creation and Collaboration through Online Communities (pages 1-18)
Shirin Alavi (Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Article 2
Article 3
Still in Fashion?: A Study on Facebook Usage (pages 42-61)
Alberto Marcuzzo (Bain and Company, Milano, Italy), Thanos Papadimitriou (SDA Bocconi, Milano, Italy)
Article 4
Supporting Social Networks With Agent-Based Services (pages 62-74)
Michele Tomaiuolo (Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, Parma, Italy), Agostino Poggi (Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, Parma, Italy), Enrico Franchi (Department of Information Engineering, University of Parma, Parma, Italy)
Article 5
Viewing Cybercommunities through the Lens of Modernity: The Case of Second Life (pages 75-90)
Victoria Wang (Department of Computer Science, School of Physical Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK), John V. Tucker (Department of Computer Science, School of Physical Sciences, Swansea University, Swansea, UK), Kevin Haines (Centre of Criminal Justice and Criminology, School of Law, Swansea University, Swansea, UK)
Issue 2
Special Issue on Networking and Mining
Editorial Preface
Subhasish Dasgupta (George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA)
Article 1
On ‘Inscribed’ and ‘Enacted’ Connectivity (pages 1-10)
Demosthenes Akoumianakis (Department of Applied Informatics & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece), Nik Bessis (School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Derby, Derby, UK)
Article 2
Opportunistic Networks: A Taxonomy of Data Dissemination Techniques (pages 11-26)
Radu Ioan Ciobanu (Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania), Ciprian Dobre (Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania)
Article 3
Social Ties in Video Sharing Services: Tactics for Excavating Virtual Settlements (pages 27-54)
Demosthenes Akoumianakis (Department of Applied Informatics & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece), Nikolas Karadimitriou (Department of Applied Informatics & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece), Ioannis Kafousis (Department of Applied Informatics & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece)
Article 4
A Tool for Discourse Analysis and Visualization (pages 55-71)
Costin-Gabriel Chiru (Department of Computer Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania), Stefan Trausan-Matu (Department of Computer Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania)
Issue 3
Article 1
Unveiling the Continuum of Intended and Unintended Consequences: Exploring Social Media's Impact on the Connections Made by Individuals who Self-Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Queer (LGBQ) (pages 1-15)
Connie S. Barber (ISSCM Department, CMIS Department, School of Business, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, US), Silvia Cristina Bettez (ELC Department, School of Education Building, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, US)
Article 2
The Effects of Community Characteristics and Member Retention of Virtual Communities (pages 16-34)
Kyungwoo Kang (Middle Georgia State College, Cochran, GA, USA), Seung Kyoon Shin (University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, USA), G. Lawrence Sanders (State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA)
Article 3
Social Conceptualizations of Technology Structuring: A Comparative Analysis of Wikis at Two Global Organizations (pages 35-51)
Osama Mansour (Department of Informatics, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden), Dave Randall (Information Systems, University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany), Linda Askenäs (Department of Informatics, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden)
Article 4
Cyber-Synchronicity: A Theoretical Model for Bridging the Virtual and the Material (pages 52-67)
Jeffrey Smith (Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant, MI, USA)
Article 5
Building a Virtual Environment for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (pages 68-80)
Constance Johnson (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA), Kevin Feenan (Rockcliffe University Consortium, Newport Beach, CA, USA), Glenn Setliff (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA), Katherine Pereira (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA), Nancy Hassell (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA), Henry F. Beresford (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA), Shelly Epps (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA), Janet Nicollerat (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA), William Tatum (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA), Mark Feinglos (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA), Allison Vorderstrasse (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA)
Issue 4
Article 1
Harnessing and Evaluating Open Sim for the Implementation of an Inquiry-Based Collaborative Learning (Ib[C]L) Script in Computer Science: Preliminary Findings from a Case Study in Higher Education (pages 1-23)
Nikolaos Pellas (Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean, Syros, Cyclades, Greece)
Article 3
Profile, Gaming Usage and Purposes of Gaming of Internet Café Users in Manila: An Exploratory Study (pages 43-58)
Ana Clariza Natanauan (College of Computer Studies and Systems, University of the East, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines), Jenmart Bonifacio (College of Computer Studies and Systems, University of the East, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines), Mikael Manuel (College of Computer Studies and Systems, University of the East, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines), Rex Bringula (College of Computer Studies and Systems, University of the East, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines), John Benedic Enriquez (College of Computer Studies and Systems, University of the East, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines)
Article 4
Children's Social Participation in Virtual Worlds (pages 59-73)
Terhi Tuukkanen (Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland), Terhi-Anna Wilska (Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland), Ahmer Iqbal (Freelance Researcher, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland), Marja Kankaanranta (Faculty of Information Technology, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland)
Volume 4 (2012)
Issue 1
Article 1
A Study on Consumer Intention in a Web Portal Game from the Perspective of Flow Experience (pages 1-18)
Yi-Fen Chen (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan), Chia-Wen Tsai (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan), Pei-Chun Liao (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan), Wen-Yu Chen (Chinese Culture University, Taiwan)
Article 2
I Play, I Pay?: An Investigation of the User’s Willingness to Pay on Hedonic Social Network Sites (pages 19-31)
Bo Han (H-E-B School of Business and Administration, University of the Incarnate Word, USA)
Article 3
Quantifying Virality of Information in Online Social Networks (pages 32-45)
Abhishek Vaish (Department of MBA & MS-CLIS, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India), Rajiv Krishna G. (Department of MBA & MS-CLIS, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India), Akshay Saxena (Department of MBA & MS-CLIS, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India), Dharmaprakash M. (Department of MBA & MS-CLIS, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India), Utkarsh Goel (Department of MBA & MS-CLIS, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India)
Article 4
A Literature Review on the Business Impacts of Social Network Sites (pages 46-60)
Payam Hanafizadeh (School of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran), Ahad Zare Ravasan (School of Management and Accounting, Alaemeh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran), Ali Nabavi (School of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran), Mohammad Mehrabioun (School of Management and Accounting, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, Iran)
Issue 2
Article 1
Enabling Virtual Knowledge Networks for Human Rights Monitoring for People with Disabilities (pages 1-17)
Christo El Morr (York University, Canada), Mihaela Dinca-Panaitescu (United Way Toronto, Canada), Marcia Rioux (York University, Canada), Julien Subercaze (Telecom Saint-Etienne, France), Pierre Maret (Laboratoire Hubert Curien, Université de Saint-Etienne, France), Natalia Bogdan (York University, Canada)
Article 2
Using Social Networks to Solve Crimes: A Case Study (pages 18-29)
Alexiei Dingli (University of Malta, Malta)
Article 3
Frequency of Usage: The Impact of Technology Acceptance Factors Versus Social Factors (pages 30-45)
Brandis Phillips (North Carolina A&T State University, USA), Belinda Shipps (North Carolina A&T State University, USA)
Article 4
Facebook’s Rise to the Top: Exploring Social Networking Registrations by Country (pages 46-60)
Thomas A. Wikle (Oklahoma State University, USA), Jonathan C. Comer (Oklahoma State University, USA)
Issue 3
Article 1
Getting Real About Virtual Worlds: A Review (pages 1-46)
Manish Gupta (Department of Management Science and Systems, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA), Sung Jin (Department of Management Science and Systems, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA), G. Lawrence Sanders (Department of Management Science and Systems, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA), Barbara A. Sherman (Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY, USA), Anand Simha (Department of Management Science and Systems, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY, USA)
Article 2
Re-Visiting Democratic Pedagogy in the Context of Virtual Learning Communities (pages 47-58)
Hayriye Tugba Oztürk (University of Ankara, Ankara, Turkey)
Article 3
The Democratizing Potential of an Online Leisure Space: Facebook and Critical Thought (pages 59-75)
Callie Spencer (Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA), Jeff Rose (Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA)
Issue 4
Article 1
Lessons from the Virtual Campus: The Life and Death of a Second Life University (pages 1-18)
Kathryn E. Stevens (Madison Art Collection, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA), Scott P. Stevens (Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, USA)
Article 2
Professional Social Network Site Participation: A Longitudinal Examination (pages 19-32)
Craig C. Claybaugh (Department of Business & Information Technology, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA), Peter Haried (Department of Information Systems, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, La Crosse, WI, USA)
Article 3
Driving Forces Behind Participation and Satisfaction with Social Networking Sites (pages 33-51)
Sandra Maria Correia Loureiro (Marketing Professor (ISCTE-IUL), Department of Marketing, Operations and General Management, ISCTE-IUL Business School, Lisbon, Portugal), F. Javier Miranda (Associate Professor (Universidad de Extremadura), Business Management and Sociology Department, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales, Badajoz, Spain), Ana R. Pires (Master in Science (University of Aveiro), Department of Economy, Management and Industrial Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal, Aveiro, Portugal)
Article 4
“I’ve Got a Situation and Would Appreciate Your Experience”: An Extra-Organizational Virtual Community of Practice for Independent Professionals (pages 52-80)
Enrique Murillo (Department of Administration, ITAM, Business School, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico City, Mexico)
Volume 3 (2011)
Issue 1
Article 1
Innovation Contests: Systematization of the Field and Future Research (pages 1-12)
Angelika C. Bullinger (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany), Kathrin Moeslein (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany)
Article 2
Peer-to-Peer Service Quality in Virtual Communities (pages 13-22)
Aku Valtakoski (Aalto University School of Science, Finland), Juhana Peltonen (Aalto University School of Science, Finland), Mikko O. J. Laine (Aalto University School of Science, Finland)
Article 3
Unfolding the Diminishing Image Control in Online Self Presentation: An Investigation of Virtual Community (pages 23-31)
Chien-nai Lin (National Taiwan University, Taiwan), Yu-Tzu Lin (National Taiwan University, Taiwan), Ching-Cha Hsieh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Article 4
Enterprise 2.0 Management Challenges (pages 32-42)
Karen P. Patten (University of South Carolina, USA), Lynn B. Keane (University of South Carolina, USA)
Issue 2
Article 1
Understanding Users’ Continuance of Facebook: An Integrated Model with the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology, Expectation Disconfirmation Model, and Flow Theory (pages 1-16)
Chia-Lin Hsu (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan), Cou-Chen Wu (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan)
Article 2
Evolution of Trust and Formation of Preference Clusters in Distributed Networked Structure (pages 17-50)
Purnendu Karmakar (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India), Rajarshi Roy (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India)
Article 3
Social Shopping Development and Perspectives (pages 51-59)
Chingning Wang (National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan)
Article 4
Impact of Blogs on Sales Revenue: Test of a Network Model (pages 60-74)
Guoying Zhang (Midwestern State University, USA), Alan J. Dubinsky (Midwestern State University, CALIMT Learning and Innovation Research Center, and Purdue University, USA), Yong Tan (University of Washington, USA)
Issue 3
Article 1
A Comparative Study of Clustering Algorithms (pages 1-18)
Kanna AlFalahi (United Arab Emirates University-Al Ain, UAE), Saad Harous (United Arab Emirates University-Al Ain, UAE), Yacine Atif (United Arab Emirates University-Al Ain, UAE)
Article 2
Identifying Opinion Leaders for Marketing by Analyzing Online Social Networks (pages 19-34)
Niyoosha Jafari Momtaz (K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran), Abdollah Aghaie (K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran), Somayeh Alizadeh (K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran)
Article 3
Blog Influence Index: A Measure of Influential Weblog (pages 35-45)
Norshuhada Shiratuddin (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia), Shahizan Hassan (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia), Nor Laily Hashim (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia), Mohd Fo’ad Sakdan (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia), Mohd Samsu Sajat (Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)
Article 4
Analyzing Persian Social Networks: An Empirical Study (pages 46-65)
Leila Esmaeili (University of Qom, Iran), Mahdi Nasiri (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran), Behrouz Minaei-Bidgoli (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran)
Issue 4
Article 1
Action Research in Virtual Communities: How Can this Complement Successful Social Networking? (pages 1-14)
Nana Adu-Pipim Boaduo (Department of Continuing Professional Teacher Development, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha Campus, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa, & Centre for Development Support, University of the Free State-Bloemfontein Campus, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa)
Article 2
Enhancing the Trust of Members in Online Social Networks: An Integrative Technical and Marketing Perspective (pages 15-31)
Sandra A. Vannoy (Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA), B. Dawn Medlin (Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA), Charlie C. Chen (Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA)
Article 3
Virtual Research Conferences: A Case Based Analysis (pages 32-45)
Kamna Malik (U21Global Graduate School, Singapore, Singapore)
Article 4
Retaining and Exploring Digital Traces: Towards an Excavation of Virtual Settlements (pages 46-65)
Demosthenes Akoumianakis (Department of Applied Information Technology & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece), Giannis Milolidakis (Department of Applied Information Technology & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece), George Vlachakis (Department of Applied Information Technology & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece), Nikolas Karadimitriou (Department of Applied Information Technology & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece), Giorgos Ktistakis (Department of Applied Information Technology & Multimedia, Technological Education Institution of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece)
Volume 2 (2010)
Issue 1
Article 1
Use and Participation in Virtual Social Networks: A Theoretical Model (pages 1-17)
Margherita Pagani (Bocconi University, Italy), Charles Hofacker (Florida State University, USA)
Article 2
Effects of Computer Self Efficacy on the Use and Adoption of Online Social Networking (pages 18-34)
Lionel Mew (George Washington University, USA and American University, USA), William H. Money (George Washington University, USA)
Article 3
The Role of Virtual Communities in the Customization of e-Services (pages 35-51)
Bill Karakostas (City University London, UK), Dimitris Kardaras (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Adéla Zichová (City University London, UK)
Article 4
Team Identification, Team Performance and Leader-Member Exchange Relationships in Virtual Groups: Findings from Massive Multi-Player Online Role Play Games (pages 52-66)
Daniel M. Eveleth (University of Idaho, USA), Alex B. Eveleth (Western Washington University, USA)
Article 5
The Impact of Social Networking Websites on the Education of Youth (pages 67-79)
Sunitha Kuppuswamy (Anna University Chennai, Chennai, India), P. B. Shankar Narayan (Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India)
Issue 2
Article 1
Geographic Information Networks in American Indian Governments and Communities (pages 1-10)
Mark H. Palmer (University of Missouri-Columbia, USA), Jack Hanney (University of Missouri-Columbia, USA)
Article 2
A Cross-Cultural Examination of Student Attitudes and Gender Differences in Facebook Profile Content (pages 11-31)
Katherine Karl (University of Tennessee Chattanooga, USA), Joy Peluchette (University of Southern Indiana, USA), Christopher Schlagel (Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany)
Article 3
Networking Identities: Geographies of Interaction and Computer Mediated Communication1 (pages 32-42)
Lhoussain Simour (Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Morocco)
Article 4
Understanding the Video Bloggers' Community (pages 43-59)
John Warmbrodt (Consultant, USA), Hong Sheng (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA), Richard Hall (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA), Jinwei Cao (University of Delaware, USA)
Article 5
Computational Trust in SocialWeb: Concepts, Elements, and Implications (pages 60-74)
Kiyana Zolfaghar (K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Iran), Abdollah Aghaie (K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Iran)
Issue 3
Article 1
Explaining Job Searching Through Social Networking Sites: A Structural Equation Model Approach (pages 1-15)
Norazah Mohd Suki (Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia), T. Ramayah (Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia), Michelle Kow Pei Ming (Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia)
Article 2
Should Employees Accept Their Boss’s Facebook ‘Friend’ Request?: Examining Gender and Cultural Differences (pages 16-30)
Katherine Karl (University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA), Joy Peluchette (University of Southern Indiana, USA), Christopher Schlaegel (Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany)
Article 3
Business Models for On-line Social Networks: Challenges and Opportunities (pages 31-41)
Omer F. Rana (Cardiff University, UK), Simon Caton (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
Article 4
Occupational Networking as a Form of Professional Identification: The Case of Highly-Skilled IT Contractors (pages 42-54)
Katerina Voutsina (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Article 5
Impact of Social Networking on College Students: A Comparative Study in India and the Netherlands (pages 55-67)
Rajalakshmi Kanagavel (Anna University, India), Chandrasekharan Velayutham (Anna University, India)
Issue 4
Article 1
Managing Collaborative Research Networks: The Dual Life of a Virtual Community of Practice (pages 1-22)
Dimitrina Dimitrova (York University, Canada), Emmanuel Koku (Drexel University, USA)
Article 2
Some Research Challenges for Studies of Virtual Communities Using On-Line Tells (pages 23-30)
Chris Kimble (Euromed Management, Université Montpellier II, France)
Article 3
Analysis of Students’ Engagement and Activities in a Virtual Learning Community: A Social Network Methodology (pages 31-50)
Ben Daniel (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), Richard A. Schwier (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Article 4
Tracing Community Life Across Virtual Settlements (pages 51-63)
Demosthenes Akoumianakis (Technological Education Institution of Crete, Greece)
Article 5
Social Identity in Facebook Community Life (pages 64-76)
Shaoke Zhang (Pennsylvania State University, USA), Hao Jiang (Pennsylvania State University, USA), John M. Carroll (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Volume 1 (2009)
Issue 1
Article 1
Virtual Social Networks: Toward A Research Agenda (pages 1-13)
Sunanda Sangwan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Chong Guan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Judy A. Siguaw (Cornell-Nanyang Institute, Singapore)
Article 2
The Current State and Future Potential of Virtual Worlds (pages 14-22)
John M. Artz (The George Washington University, USA)
Article 3
Social Computing: Implications for E-Government (pages 23-33)
Rhoda C. Joseph (Instituto de Empresa Business School, Spain)
Article 4
E-Learning with the Network: The Importance of ‘Always On' Connectivity (pages 34-42)
Katia Passerini (New Jersey Institute of Technolgoy, USA), Diana Walsh (New Jersey Institute of Technolgoy, USA)
Issue 2
Article 1
Enabling Organizational Learning to Contribute toward a Learning Organization: An Exploratory Case Study of Knowledge Management Practices in Taiwan's Electronics Industry (pages 1-21)
Pei-Di Shen (Ming Chuan University, Taiwan), Tsang-Hsiung Lee (National Chengchi University, Taiwan), Chia-Wen Tsai (Yuanpei University, Taiwan), Yi-Fen Chen (Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan)
Article 2
Motif Analysis and the Periodic Structural Changes in an Organizational Email-Based Social Network (pages 22-35)
Krzysztof Juszczyszyn (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland), Katarzyna Musial (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)
Article 3
C2C Business Models: Beyond Online Marketplaces (pages 36-50)
Bhavik Pathak (Indiana University South Bend, USA)
Article 4
Article 5
Politeness as a Social Software Requirement (pages 65-84)
Brian Whitworth (Massey University - Auckland, New Zealand)
Issue 3
Article 1
Measuring Similarity of Interests for Clustering Taggers and Resources (pages 1-20)
Christo Dichev (Winston-Salem State University, USA), Jinsheng Xu (NC A&T, USA), Darina Dicheva (Winston-Salem State University, USA), Jinghua Zhang (Winston-Salem State University, USA)
Article 2
Social Support for Ontological Mediation and Data Integration (pages 21-36)
Gianluca Correndo (University of Southampton, UK), Harith Alani (University of Southampton, UK), Manuel Salvadores (University of Southampton, UK)
Article 3
An Abstract Framework for Modeling Argumentation in Virtual Communities (pages 37-49)
Tudor Groza (National University of Ireland, Ireland), Siegfried Handschuh (National University of Ireland, Ireland), John G. Breslin (National University of Ireland, Ireland), Stefan Decker (National University of Ireland, Ireland)
Article 4
Trust Modeling in a Virtual Organization Using Social Network Metrics (pages 50-61)
Grzegorz Kolaczek (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland)
Article 5
The Impact of Customer Churn on Social Value Dynamics (pages 62-74)
Przemyslaw Kazienko (Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland and BT Innovate, British Telecom Group, Intelligent Systems Research Centre (ISRC), UK), Dymitr Ruta (BT Innovate, British Telecom Group, Intelligent Systems Research Centre, UK)
Article 6
Digital Energy: Clustering Micro Grids for Social Networking (pages 75-93)
Mikhail Simonov (Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and ISMB, Italy), Marco Mussetta (Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Riccardo Zich (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
Issue 4
Article 1
Simulating Social Network Formation: A Case-Based Decision Theoretic Model (pages 1-20)
Robert Gilles (Virginia Tech, USA), Tabitha James (Virginia Tech, USA), Reza Barkhi (Virginia Tech, USA), Dimitrios Diamantaras (Temple University, USA)
Article 2
Privacy and Security for Virtual Communities and Social Networks (pages 21-32)
Georgios Michaelides (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary), Gábor Hosszú (Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary)
Article 3
Article 4
Designing Practice-Oriented Toolkits: A Retrospective Analysis of Communities, New Media and Social Practice (pages 50-72)
Demosthenes Akoumianakis (Technological Education Institution of Crete, Greece)
Article 5
On the Definition and Impact of Virtual Communities of Practice (pages 73-88)
Antonios Andreatos (Hellenic Air Force Academy, Greece)