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Social Networking and Community Behavior Modeling

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Social Networking and Community Behavior Modeling: Qualitative and Quantitative Measures provides a clear and consolidated view of current social network models. This work explores new methods for modeling, characterizing, and constructing social networks. Chapters contained in this book study critical security issues confronting social networking, the emergence of new mobile social networking devices and applications, network robustness, and how social networks impact the business aspects of organizations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. List Of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Social Networks and Communities
    1. Chapter 1: Social Networks and Communities
      1. Abstract
      2. Defining Communities: Networks And Personal Connections
      3. The Debate On Communities Survival
      4. Social Capital And Social Participation In Communities
      5. Describing Communities: Measurement And Research Approaches
      6. Network Types: An Example Of Integration In Data Collection
      7. Weak And Strong Ties And Community Bonds
      8. Measuring Social Capital Through Personal Ties
      9. Community Detection And Block Modelling Techniques
      10. Communication And Communities In The Digital Society
      11. Network Studies Of Online Communities
      12. Knowledge Creation And Learning In W.2 Communities
      13. Virtual Participation And Dynamic Of Social Relations
      14. Final Remarks
    2. Chapter 2: Network Perspective on Structures Related to Communities
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. On Defining Communities
      4. On Varieties Of Communities
      5. Arensberg’S Types Of American Communities
      6. Redfield On Variations Among Communities And How To View Them
      7. “Loosely Organized” Social Structures, And So-Called “Atomistic Societies”
      8. Wellman, And Others, On Communities Lost, Saved, And Liberated
      9. What Is A Community?
      10. Network Perspective On Communities
      11. Sorting The Subsystems
    3. Chapter 3: Civic Engagement and Communication Technology Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. Civic Engagement And Communication Technology Networks
      3. The Changing Nature Of Civic Engagement And Communication
      4. Methods
      5. Results
      6. Conclusion
  10. Section 2: Modeling and Developing Social Networks and Online Communities
    1. Chapter 4: The Social Construction of New Cultural Models through Information and Communication Technologies
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Culture And Ict In Sociological Thinking
      4. Cyberculture Theorists: Towards An Analytical Framework
      5. Socialization And Identities In The Cyberculture: Sociological And Anthropological Interpretations
      6. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 5: From Virtual to the Simulated World
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background And Related Work3
      4. Agent-Based Modeling Of Social Phenomena
      5. The Prototype Model5
      6. Simulation Results
      7. Outlook
    3. Chapter 6: Analysis of Success Factors in Social Networking Website Development
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Methods
      5. Results
      6. Conclusion And Future Work
  11. Section 3: Information-Knowledge Discovery and Diffusion in Social Networks and Online Communities
    1. Chapter 7: Knowledge Discovery from Online Communities
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Online Communities
      4. Social Network Models
      5. Applications
      6. Future Research Directions
      7. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 8: Information Diffusion in Social Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. Background
      3. Diffusion: Sources, Paths, And Mechanisms
      4. Future Research Directions
      5. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 9: Social Network, Information Flow and Decision-Making Efficiency
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Information
      4. Social Network
      5. Comparison Between Animals And Humans
      6. Modelling Collective Decisions
      7. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 10: Extracting and Measuring Relationship Strength in Social Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Data And Methods
      5. Extracting And Measuring Social Networks
      6. Predicting Member Communications
      7. Future Research Directions
      8. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 11: Bringing Qualitative and Quantitative Data Together
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Digital Network Maps: An Actual Case Study
      4. Prospects
  12. Section 4: Evolution of Social Networks and Online Communities
    1. Chapter 12: Observing the Evolution of a Learning Community Using Social Network Analysis
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Literature Background
      4. Observing A Learning Community Through Sna Metrics
      5. Discussion And Conclusion
    2. Chapter 13: Social Networks and Terrorism
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Terror Networks
      4. Evolving Cell Structures
      5. Financial Networks
      6. Dark Side Of The Web
      7. Counterterror Network Analysis
      8. Future Research Directions
      9. Conclusion
  13. Section 5: Business Impact of Social Networks and Online Communities
    1. Chapter 14: Social Network Sites
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background
      4. Online Social Networking
      5. Using Social Network Sites In The Corporate Arena
      6. Trends In Customer Profile And Behaviour
      7. Reshaping The Business-Customer Relationship
      8. Future Research Directions
      9. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 15: Community Structure Extraction for Social Networks
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Literature Review
      4. Methodology
      5. Experimental Results
      6. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 16: Towards a Bespoke Framework for Eliciting Consumer Satisfaction in Second Life
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. An Overview Of Second Life
      4. Related Work
      5. Eliciting Consumer Satisfaction (Ecsa), Framework Description
      6. Evaluating And Refining The Framework
      7. Refined Ecsa Framework
      8. Future Research Directions
      9. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 17: Finding Similar Users in Facebook
      1. Abstract
      2. Introduction
      3. Background And Related Work
      4. Computing Similarity Scores Between Users
      5. Experimental Results
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors
  16. Index