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Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society

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The availability of various technological platforms enables individuals to feel a deeper sense of connectivity and contribution to their social circles and the world around them. This growing dependence on social networking platforms has altered the ways in which society functions and communicates. Social Media and the Transformation of Interaction in Society is a definitive reference source for timely scholarly research evaluating the impact of social networking platforms on a variety of relationships, including those between individuals, governments, citizens, businesses, and consumers. Featuring expansive coverage on a range of topics relating to social media applications and uses across industries, this publication is a critical reference source for professionals, educators, students, and academicians seeking current research on the role and impact of new media on modern society. This publication features authoritative, research-based chapters across a range of relevant topics including, but not limited to, computer-mediated communication, nonprofit projects, disaster response management, education, cyberbullying, microblogging, digital paranoia, user interaction augmentation, and viral messaging.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. List of Reviewers
  7. Preface
    1. A BRIEF HISTORY OF SOCIAL COMPUTING
    2. SCOPE
    3. STRUCTURE
    4. ALTERNATE USES OF SOCIAL MEDIA
    5. CONCLUSION: THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Changing the World through Microcommunication
    1. Chapter 1: Social Bootstrapping
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. ENTR’ACTE: SOCIAL BOOTSTRAPPING AND THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
      5. SOCIAL GOOD: BOOTSTRAPPING TO SUPPORT NONPROFITS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH
      7. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Social Media
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 INTRODUCTION
      3. 2 RELATED LITERATURE
      4. 3 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
      5. 4 RESEARCH APPROACH TAKEN
      6. 5 FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      7. 6 CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 3: A Study of Two Microfinance Models and Their Suitability for Egypt
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
      4. GROUND WORK
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: Social Government: Communicating with the Constituency
    1. Chapter 4: Globalisation, the Internet, and the Nation-State
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE STATE, GLOBALISATION, AND THE INTERNET: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS
      4. HYPER-CONNECTIVITY: GLOBALISATION, THE INTERNET, AND ITS THREAT TO SOVEREIGNTY
      5. THE INTERNET AND THE EROSION OF THE NATION-STATE
      6. ‘AND STILL IT MOVES’: TECHNOLOGY, CYBERBOLE, AND REALITY
      7. W(H)ITHER THE STATE?: A DEATH FREQUENTLY FORETOLD
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 5: Seeking an Online Social Media Radar
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. APPROACH
      4. BACKGROUND: SENSOR SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
      5. LITERATURE REVIEW: SURVEY OF THE TRADE SPACE
      6. CONCEPTUAL PROTOTYPE MODEL
      7. RESEARCH METHOD: EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVES
      8. DATA ANALYSIS
      9. RELIABILITY: VERIFICATION AND VALIDATION
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 6: Large-Scale Disaster Response Management
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTEGRATING SOCIAL MEDIA AND DISASTER RESPONSE
      4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: The Law of Unintended Consequences: Impacts of Social Media
    1. Chapter 7: Cyberbullying Prevention
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHAT CYBERBULLYING IS
      4. CONTEXTUALIZED KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION
      5. EDUCATE THAT ALL FORMS OF BULLYING ARE UNACCEPTABLE
      6. THE MEDIA ROLE: IS CYBERBULLYING AN EXAGGERATED THREAT?
      7. OLWEUS’S CONSIDERATIONS
      8. CYBERBULLYING AND NEW MEDIA KNOWLEDGE
      9. TECHNICAL SUPPORT
      10. PREVENTING STRATEGIES
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      14. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 8: Business and Social Media
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SECTION ONE: RECENT INNOVATION FOR COLLABORATION, CONNECTIVITY, AND PRODUCTIVITY
      4. SECTION TWO: COLLABORATION, SOCIAL MEDIA, AND CLOUDS
      5. NOTE
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTE
    3. Chapter 9: The Social Media “Information Explosion” Spectacle
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
      3. 2 BACKGROUND
      4. 3 INTRODUCTION
      5. 4 RESEARCH METHODS
      6. 5 RESULTS
      7. 6 DISCUSSION
      8. 7 CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 10: Augmenting User Interaction Experience through Embedded Multimodal Media Agents in Social Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MULTIMODAL MEDIA AGENTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 11: Digital Paranoia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EMPIRICAL MODEL: DATA AND METHODS
      5. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Related References
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors