Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends

Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends

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Edited by Tatyana Dumova, Edited by Richard Fiordo

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  • Publisher: Information Science Reference
  • Format: Hardback | 942 pages
  • Dimensions: 221mm x 284mm x 69mm | 3,220g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Hershey
  • ISBN 10: 1605663689
  • ISBN 13: 9781605663685
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations

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The rapid increase of Internet-based social networking sites has brought attention to the social software phenomenon and significantly influenced the way people interact with each other, acquire information, entertain, and learn. "The Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends" explores the origin, structure, purpose, and function of socially interactive technologies known as social software. An indispensable research collection for IT and sociology academicians as well as field practitioners, this book addresses electronic systems and tools designed to advance social interaction, collaboration, and sharing of information.

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Tatyana Dumova (PhD, Bowling Green State University) is an associate professor of communication at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Her research focuses on the social implications of information and communication technologies and the role of technology in teaching and learning. She has presented and published her research nationally and internationally. Richard Fiordo (PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is a professor of communication and director of the graduate program with the School of Communication at the University of North Dakota. He has published two books and numerous articles on various aspects of human communication. His recent research interests include instructional technologies and information literacy. Dr. Fiordo has worked in higher education in Canada and the United States.

Table of contents

Citizen marketing Commerce and gender Marketing in social media Mobile social networks Neogeography Networked computing Online collaboration systems Online social networks for researchers Public relations and new media Social capital, social network, and social Web Social media targeting websites Social network formation and interaction Social software use in public libraries Usability of social software