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International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST) Volume 4, Issue 1

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The International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies (IJICST) focuses on a broad spectrum of existing and emerging Internet-based social interaction technologies, including their applications, functions, and services. This interdisciplinary journal brings together global experts from the areas of communication science, human-computer interaction, information systems, computer science, knowledge management, business, economics, media studies, public relations, advertising, marketing, education, law, psychology, anthropology, and social work. IJICST embraces an array of theoretical and investigative approaches ranging from empirical, interpretive, historical, philosophical, critical, as well as other research perspectives and utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. In addition, this journal offers a major contribution to the existing body of knowledge on the uses and applications of current and emerging social interaction technologies. IJICST seeks original contributions reflecting a broad spectrum of existing and emerging Internet-based social interaction technologies, including their applications, functions, and conceptualizations. The journal embraces an array of theoretical and investigative approaches ranging from empirical, interpretive, historical, discursive, critical, as well as other research perspectives and utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • To See and to Be Seen: Chinese White-Collar Workers' Interpretation of Microblogging and Social Capital
  • Use of SNSs, Political Efficacy, and Civic Engagement among Chinese College Students: Effects of Gratifications and Network Size
  • “Hey, Look at My Body!”: An Exploratory Study of Body Display on Facebook among Hong Kong Young Adults
  • Cultural Differences between American and Japanese Self-Presentation on SNSs
  • The Rise of a Networked Public Sphere: The Role of Social Media in India's Media Landscape