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Networked Sociability and Individualism

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Networked Sociability and Individualism: Technology for Personal and Professional Relationships provides a multidisciplinary framework for analyzing the new forms of sociability enabled by digital media and networks. This book focuses on a variety of social media and computer-mediated communication environments with the aim of identifying and understanding different types of social behavior and identity expression.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  5. Preface
    1. Introducing networked sociability and individualism
    2. Beyond the online vs. offline dichotomy
    3. what is a network?
    4. Social network siteS: a powerful playground for social research
    5. THE BOOK
  6. Acknowledgment
  7. Section 1: Networked Sociability and Individualism: Emerging Conceptual Patterns
    1. Chapter 1: Individualist Motivators and Community Functional Constraints in Social Media
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ONLINE COLLABORATION: FROM BULLETIN BOARDS TO WIKIS
      4. CULTURAL INDIVIDUALISTIC UNDERPINNINGS AND COMMUNITY FUNCTIONAL CONSTRAINTS IN WIKI SYSTEMS
      5. THE INEQUALITY OF ONLINE WIKI INTERACTION AT THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN SOCIAL VALUES AND FUNCTIONAL CONSTRAINTS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Conceptualizing Social Interactions in Networked Spaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. NETWORKED SPACES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Registry Culture and Networked Sociability
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. INDIVIDUALIZATION, REGISTRY AND NETWORKED SOCIABILITY
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: The Challenge of Audience Research on Web 2.0
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SENTIMENT ANALYSIS: LOOKING FOR AUDIENCES’ TASTES AND OPINIONS
      5. Sentiment Analysis = Ratings + Quality?
      6. MARKET RESEARCH: EMPIRICAL SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH. HYBRIDIZATIONS OR REWRITINGS?
      7. ALGORITHMS VS. ETHNOGRAPHIC GAZE
  8. Section 2: SNS, Relational Patterns, and Identity Performances: New Research Trends
    1. Chapter 5: Invisible Interactions
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CAPTURING LATENT SOCIAL INTERACTIONS IN SNSs
      4. CRAWLING THE RENREN SOCIAL NETWORK
      5. PARTICIPATION IN LATENT VERSUS VISIBLE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS ACROSS USERS
      6. FACTORS IMPACTING LATENT SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
      7. COMPARING SOCIAL, VISIBLE, AND LATENT INTERACTION GRAPH PROPERTIES
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: Social Network Site Use among Dutch Students
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. METHOD
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 7: Sociability in Social Network Sites
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. LImitations of the Study
      5. Conclusion and Future research directions
    4. Chapter 8: Branding Identity*
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION1
      3. IDENTITY AS A PROJECT2
      4. TALKING ABOUT OURSELVES THROUGH BRANDS9
      5. FUTURE TRENDS65
      6. CONCLUSION66
    5. Chapter 9: Checking in at the Urban Playground
      1. Abstract
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. Background
      4. CHECKING IN AT THE URBAN PLAYGROUND
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 3: Social Media and Institutions: New Research Trends
    1. Chapter 10: Revived and Refreshed
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Net Gain?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. DATA ANALYSIS
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 12: Public Administrations and Citizens 2.0
      1. ABSTRACT1
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND3
      4. EXPLORING PUBLIC COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES WITHIN ITALIAN MUNICIPALITY PAGES ON FACEBOOK
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS16
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 13: Networked Individualism, Constructions of Community and Religious Identity
      1. abstract
      2. introduction
      3. Background
      4. emerging church bloggers
      5. Findings
      6. future thinking about religion online
      7. conclusion
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors
  12. Index