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Provenance Data in Social Media by Pritam Gundecha, Zhuo Feng, Geoffrey Barbier

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CHAPTER 1

Information Provenance in Social Media

1.1   SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media is defined in [39] as “a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user-generated content.” It is a conglomerate of different types of social media sites, including social networking (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.), blogging (e.g., Huffington Post, Business Insider, Engadget, etc.), micro-blogging (e.g., Twitter, Tumblr, Plurk, etc.), wikis (e.g., Wikipedia, Wikitravel, Wikihow, etc.), social news (e.g., Digg, Slashdot, Reddit, etc.), social bookmarking (e.g., Delicious, StumbleUpon, etc.), media sharing (e.g., Youtube, Flickr, UstreamTV, etc.), opinion, ...

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