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Title Social computing and virtual communities / edited by Panayiotis Zaphiris and Chee Siang Ang
Published Boca Raton : Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, [2010]
©2010

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Description xii, 285 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Theoretical foundations of social computing and virtual communities / Charalambos Vrasidas and George Veletsianos -- An overview of social networks / Gindo Tampubolon -- Research methods 2.0 : doing research using virtual communities / Paul Cairns, Mark Blythe -- E-learning communities / Andrew Laghos -- Technology-enhanced health communities : research on the use of social computing application by both the sick and the well / Laura Slaughter, Aksel Tjora, Anne-Grete Sandaunet -- Online support communities / Ulrike Pfeil -- Online content sharing / Masahiro Hamasaki ... [et al.] -- From online familiarity to offline trust : how a virtual community creates familiarity and trust between strangers / Paula Bialski and Dominik Batorski -- Second Life, immersion, and learning / Diane Carr and Marin Oliver -- Residency, relationships and responsibility : the social side of World of Warcraft / David White -- Perceiving an internet community as a "utopia" : beliefs, norms and resistance among older Chinese / Bo Xie -- Social network sites : an explortation of features and diversity / Mike Thelwall and David Stuart
Summary Due to the advancement of the Internet, online communities are gaining increasing importance in the research community. Presented from a user's perspective, this book explores the diverse application areas of social computing and online communities
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Computer networks -- Social aspects.
Human-computer interaction.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Author Ang, Chee Siang.
Zaphiris, Panayiotis.
LC no. 2009021896
ISBN 1420090429 (alk. paper)
9781420090420 (alk. paper)