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Social computing and virtual communities.


Social computing and virtual communities.

Ed. by Panayiotis Zaphiris and Chee Siang Ang.

CRC Press


285 pages




Contributors in technical and engineering fields, and in education explore theories and methods for studying the phenomena, application areas, and types of online social environments. Among their topics are doing research using virtual communities; research on the use of social computing applications by both the sick and the well; online support communities; online content sharing; how a virtual community creates familiarity and trust between strangers; beliefs, norms, and resistance among older Chinese; and a survey of features and diversity in social network sites.

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Date:Jun 1, 2010
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