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

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Subject Human-computer interaction.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Computer networks -- Social aspects.
Alt Name Zaphiris, Panayiotis.
Ang, Chee Siang.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 285 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 applications by both the sick and the well / Laura Slaughter, Aksel Tjora, Anne-Grete Sandaunet -- Online support communities / Ulrike Pfeil -- Online content sharing / Masahiro Hamasaki [and others] -- 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.
Note Print version record.
Summary Explores diverse application areas of social computing and online communities. This text focuses on real-world case studies in which user behaviors, social mechanisms, and technological issues are investigated. It is suitable for those who construct, moderate, and maintain online communities.
ISBN 9781420090437 (electronic bk.)
1420090437 (electronic bk.)
9781420090420 (alk. paper)
1420090429 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 590662143
Additional Format Print version: Social computing and virtual communities. Boca Raton : Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2010 9781420090420 (DLC) 2009021896 (OCoLC)229022796

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