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Online Credibility and Digital Ethos

Book Description

Digital technology plays a vital role in today's need for instant information access. The simplicity of acquiring and publishing online information presents new challenges in establishing and evaluating online credibility.

Online Credibility and Digital Ethos: Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication highlights important approaches to evaluating the creditability of digital sources and techniques used for various digital fields.

This book brings together research in computer mediated communication along with the affects digital culture and online credibility.

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. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Design and Arrangement
    1. Chapter 1: On Pixels, Perceptions, and Personae
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GREEK AND ROMAN PERSPECTIVES ON CHARACTER
      4. POSTMODERN PERSPECTIVES ON CHARACTER
      5. DIGITAL ETHOS AND ITS ASSESSMENT
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: Online Trust
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: WHAT IS TRUST AND WHY IS IT AN IMPORTANT PROBLEM TO SOLVE?
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, AND PROBLEMS: NEGOTIATING TRUST IN A DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Online Credibility and Information Labor
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ARGUING ACID3
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Establishing Ethos on Proprietary and Open Source Software Websites
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. UNDERSTANDING ETHOS IN DOCUMENT DESIGN
      5. DISTINCTIONS IN ETHOS BETWEEN COMPETITORS
      6. CONCLUSION AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE FUTURE
  9. Section 2: Perceptions of Online Information
    1. Chapter 5: The Ethos of Online Publishing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 6: The Query is Just the Beginning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD AND DATA
      5. USER DECISION-MAKING ON SERP
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH
    3. Chapter 7: Ethos [edit]
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION: WIKIPEDIA AS A PROCEDURAL ORGANISM
    4. Chapter 8: Credibility in Web Search Engines
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SEARCH ENGINES’ INCLUSION CRITERIA
      4. DOES POPULARITY EQUAL QUALITY?
      5. THE ROLE OF SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
      6. UNIVERSAL SEARCH RESULTS
      7. CREDIBILITY IN SEARCH ENGINE EVALUATION
      8. THE RESPONSIBILITY OF WEB SEARCH ENGINES FOR CREDIBLE INFORMATION
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: News/Primary Research
    1. Chapter 9: The Special Case of Youth and Digital Information Credibility
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. YOUTH AND DIGITAL INFORMATION CREDIBILITY
      3. METHOD
      4. RESULTS
      5. DISCUSSION
    2. Chapter 10: The Credibility of Sources 2.0 in Journalism
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CREDIBILITY OF NEWS SOURCES ON THE WEB 2.0
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    3. Chapter 11: Whose News Can You Trust?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISCUSSION
      4. FURTHER APPLICATION
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 12: Digital Parrhesia as a Counterweight to Astroturfing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION1
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: User-Generated Content
    1. Chapter 13: Establishing Credibility in the Information Jungle
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FINDING AND CHOOSING BLOGS
      4. PROBLEMS WITH BLOG USERS’ RESEARCH PATTERNS
      5. MOTIVATION AND ABILITY
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Building a Professional Ethos on LinkedIn
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Online Identity Formation and Digital Ethos Building in the Chinese Blogosphere
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIGITAL ETHOS AND ONLINE IDENTITY IN THE CHINESE BLOGOSPHERE
      5. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 16: Theory and Application
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE CREDIBILITY ADVANTAGE
      4. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 17: Ethical Challenges for User-Generated Content Publishing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 18: The Cyber-Propelled Egyptian Revolution and the De/Construction of Ethos
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
  12. Section 5: Games
    1. Chapter 19: “I Rolled the Dice with Trade Chat and This is What I Got”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODS
      4. ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 20: Documentary at Play
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BETWEEN REPRESENTATION AND REALITY
      4. THE ELEMENT OF DOCUMENTARY IN DOCUMENTARIES
      5. CREDIBILITY IN DOCU-GAMES
      6. COMPUTER GAMES AS EXPRESSIVE MEDIA
      7. EPISTEMIC POSITIONS
      8. INTERACTIVE DATABASE DOCUMENTARIES: CREDIBILITY AS EPISTEMIC OPENNESS
      9. KUMA WARS AND GLOBAL CONFLICTS: TWO TAKES ON PRESENT-DAY AFGHANISTAN
      10. CREDIBILITY IN DOCUMENTARY GAMES
    3. Chapter 21: Press C→ to Play the Ocarina
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MUSICA POETICA AND DIGITAL MUSICALITY
      4. GAME MUSIC
      5. EXPLORING NEW WORLDS
      6. CONCLUSION
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors