Category Archives: Social network

Designing for Collective Intelligence and Community Resilience on Social Networks

The popularity and ubiquity of social networks has enabled a new form of decentralised online collaboration: groups of users gathering around a central theme and working together to solve problems, complete tasks and develop social connections. Groups that display such ‘organic collaboration’ have … Continue reading

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The spread of fake news by social bots

The massive spread of fake news has been identified as a major global risk and has been alleged to influence elections and threaten democracies. Communication, cognitive, social, and computer scientists are engaged in efforts to study the complex causes for … Continue reading

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Effects of Social Networking in Distance Learning

The general aim of this study is to determine the effects of learning management systems supported by social networking sites on learners’ academic achievements in distance education. The data for the study, in which an experimental research design was used, … Continue reading

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Social Cognition on the Internet: testing constraints on Social Network size

The social brain hypothesis (an explanation for the evolution of brain size in primates) predicts that humans typically cannot maintain more than 150 relationships at any one time. The constraint is partly cognitive (ultimately determined by some aspect of brain … Continue reading

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Networked: The New Social Operating System

Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by endless email pings and responses, the chimes and beeps of continually arriving text messages, tweets and retweets, Facebook updates, pictures and videos to post and discuss. Our perpetual connectedness gives us … Continue reading

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Social Networking may help individuals improve their mood

Researchers believe they have unraveled the Holy Grail for why social network sites are so popular. The findings help to explain why one particular site has become a world-wide sensation with a targeted subset of its 845 million users and … Continue reading

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3 New Apps to Manage Your Social Networks

Are you looking for a better way to manage all of your social accounts? With the growing number of social networks, it can be a pain to keep on top of them all. Below I’ve highlighted three tools to help … Continue reading

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Social Networks Adapting Pedagogical Practice

SNAPP is a software tool that allows users to visualize the network of interactions resulting from discussion forum posts and replies. The network visualisations of forum interactions provide an opportunity for teachers to rapidly identify patterns of user behaviour – … Continue reading

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Handbook of Social Network Technologies and Applications

Social networking is a concept that has existed for a long time; however, with the explosion of the Internet, social networking has become a tool for people to connect and communicate in ways that were impossible in the past. The … Continue reading

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