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  • Zafar Mahmood added an answer:
    How can we get data from Twitter (for discourse analysis)?
    I need such data for my project.
    Zafar Mahmood · International Islamic University, Islamabad
    R language package twitteR can be used for collecting twitter data. QVsouce is an easy tool for crawling twitter.
  • Eduard Alexandru Stoica asked a question:
    Can you recommend me some scientific papers regarding electronic commerce on Instagram?
    Research
  • Mahdi Borzooei added an answer:
    Mobile advertisement
    Iam thinking of doing an article on the impact of consumer attitudes towards mobile phone as a medium of advertising.
  • Harlan Whatley added an answer:
    What theories would apply to a multiple case study on global social media?
    Looking for feedback for my DBA dissertation.
    Harlan Whatley · SMC University
    Thank you, Dr. Saxton for introducing me to this organizational ecology literature. A lot of my project deals with the Red Queen effect, which is related to organizational ecology.
  • Jt Velikovsky added an answer:
    Any insights into practical ways to conduct content analysis of social network posts/images/likes?
    New models? Approaches? DBN?
    Jt Velikovsky · University of Western Sydney
    For my doctoral research study, I did a content analysis of the top 20 most viral or, RoI (return on investment) feature films. 2-hour films are a lot more complex than social media posts... but the principles are the same. A helpful tool is seeing memes as holons. It gives you a way to isolate and analyze content elements. See: http://storyality.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/storyality-100-the-holonic-structure-of-the-meme-the-unit-of-culture/ And the other info on holons and memes, here: http://storyality.wordpress.com/an-index-to-this-blog/ eg: On Cultural Evolution – and Memes: StoryAlity #44 - Biological Evolution, Cultural Evolution, and Creativity: Film StoryAlity #45 - On Movie Memes and Memetics (and: How Memes Work) StoryAlity #45B - On Tracking Memes in The Meme Pool StoryAlity #46 - On Mayans, Memes, Creativity, Darwin and Dawkins StoryAlity #47 - Why are some Screenplays/Films more `viral’ Memes? StoryAlity #47B - More on Memes & Film (and: 3 solved problems in Memetics) Many times the first meme a person encounters is a social media image of a film.
  • Jt Velikovsky added an answer:
    Is marketing communication on social media akin to propaganda communication of the past?
    Propaganda was a form of communication in the non-electronic era that resembles features like viral messages, unidentifiable source, quick awareness, and so on.
    Jt Velikovsky · University of Western Sydney
    One problem is you would need to define what you mean by propaganda. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/propaganda "Information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view:" Maybe some marketing comms can be that, especially when material issues become overtly political, like say fossil fuel companies *lying* that they're somehow good for the environment when this global warming thing has 99% of scientists in agreement. BP and Shell Oil had some pretty laughable advertising like that. Maybe you need to look at memes. http://storyality.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/storyality-100-the-holonic-structure-of-the-meme-the-unit-of-culture/
  • Jt Velikovsky added an answer:
    Tiger Nation is a fantastic initiative for the conservation of Indian tigers, will a purely transmissive approach to ED help tiger conservation?
    I worked in Environmental Conservation for nearly 20 years at various Zoological Societies and other organisations and I have always been concerned that people never really learn or understand the conservation message that they are given, there is obviously something going wrong with the communication or the instructional design. Tiger Nation is a web page that uses crowd sourced conservation: its mission is to find and follow India’s tigers and connect them with people throughout the world via stories. Is this enough to impact tiger conservation or do they need an education component, specifically a MOOC. Tiger Nation's web page uses technology to identify each individual tiger, social media to connect with people around the world and experts in the field to help explain tiger conservation. Tiger Nation calls it “people Powered Conservation”. They use the voices of people who work in the parks and the images of people who visit the parks and the knowledge of experts to explain tiger conservation. However, they need an education component. They have: o A website to transmit the information o A social network to discuss and share experiences o ID software to identify individual tigers o Massive database of tiger photos. Do they need: o An education platform o A platform for scientists, NGOs and the public to learn more about tigers. o A MOOC Is learning the missing component to the conservation story?
    Jt Velikovsky · University of Western Sydney
    They need a film, to turn the idea into a viral meme. Like a Trojan Horse of the mind. See: for example, the thriller film `The Jungle' (Traucki, 2013) which is about saving endangered Javan leopards. http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/dvd/dvd-genres/horror-thriller/jungle-the/700778 It was released on DVD today. See also: http://storyality.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/storyality-100-the-holonic-structure-of-the-meme-the-unit-of-culture/ Just my $0.02
  • Miranda Yeoh added an answer:
    How fast is your ResearchGate feedback - hundreds of requests, messages as well as updates come to you every day, can you afford everyday responses?
    Many mails, alerts come to Your inbox informing You about publication uploads, messages, shared questions, new answers to your questions as well as to questions You follow,papers requests, new followers...! What is Your approach? How fast Your response is?
    Miranda Yeoh · Kolej Matrikulasi Selangor, MALAYSIA (Selangor Matriculation College)
    Yes, Prof Saleh; this is wise: 'I spend a lot of time reading answers , which are very informative & give replies based on my personal professional experience . I spend a lot of time reading new articles & also noting the contribution of followers'. But we have to be careful that interaction with family members exceed the time we spend on RG. They are really important in my life. I have no time for FB, LI, AE etc...
  • Gareth Tyson added an answer:
    What is the best approach to examine the impact of the use of social media on student engagement at university?
    Use of social media (type and frequency). Enroll in University (as a result of using SM to search). Remain at University (class/course activities using SM). What is the best approach to use to determine the relationship?
    Gareth Tyson · Queen Mary, University of London
    It's perhaps worthwhile trying to acquire a dataset from a MOOC provider. For example, einztein.com is a social network dedicated to social learning. Although this doesn't give you access to specific university-based learning, it would allow you to measure things like engagement from students. If it has to be for students enrolled at a university, it is likely that Evgenia's suggestion is most feasible. Although, in theory, you could ask students to install a plug-in to measure their OSN activity and report back...it is unlikely many would be happy with that though!
  • Malik Muhammad Saad Missen asked a question:
    Is there any source for Facebook data that is freely available?
    I'm looking for some already available Facebook data. The research task can be adjusted according to the data available. Thanks
  • Chukwuemeka Ugoanyanwu added an answer:
    Can anyone help me with some literature on the use of social media in small and medium enterprises?
    Information used especially in marketing.
    Chukwuemeka Ugoanyanwu · The University of Sheffield
    Thank you very Mohammed. Appreciate
  • Mohammad Rezal Hamzah asked a question:
    Anyone know about the appropriate model for Health Information seeking?
    I am looking for views and opinions on the appropriate model of health information seeking among youth or young adult in the context of new media.
  • Joanna Richardson added an answer:
    Do you know of any scientific research which looks at social networks use in universities?
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    Joanna Richardson · Griffith University
    At Griffith University, several of us did a study of 2 different types of Yammer communities, which was reported at the THETA 2013 conference in Australia. The full paper is available at http://hdl.handle.net/10072/52202
  • Sharon Rundle added an answer:
    How has technology and social media affected your life? What happens when technology fails us?
    I have just released a collection of stories from India and Australia that reflect on the way in which technology has infiltrated our lives, for better or worse. Stories cover the topics of crime, mystery, relationships, social media, the arms race, the 24 hour relentless media cycle, how social media impacts on the way we use language, tragedy and much more. Each story shows another aspect of technology and us. So I am interested to know: what impact does technology and social media have on you and your life?
    Sharon Rundle · University of Technology Sydney
    I will read the book that you recommend, Ehssan Najm, Many thanks for suggesting it. As well as Science, medicine, communications, banking and agriculture, mobile technology is making a difference in the delivery of education across the globe.
  • Debra White added an answer:
    Which are the educational possibilities of social networking for university students?
    Social networks are used by students.
    Debra White · Liberty University
    Wonderful! Perhaps I will one day apply if you need an English coordinator/teacher.
  • Mohammad Rezal Hamzah added an answer:
    How to measure quality, credibility, trustworthiness of health Information in social media?
    How do we measure the quality, credibility and trustworthiness of health information in social media? Is it hard to measure?
    Mohammad Hamzah · Universiti Malaysia Perlis
    Thanks Mellisa
  • Mariyam Nazviya added an answer:
    How does the search for health information affect health literacy?
    Looking for any comments and views on how health information seeking will affect health literacy, if it does so significantly, especially in the contexts of new media.
    Mariyam Nazviya · Villa College
    Social media allows the use of distribution of health information in an effective manner which is reachable to a wide target audience. However, the quality of information, credibility of source is a factor that needs to be taken into consideration especially given the amount of online and commercial promotions of some health products. Marketers may provide information which is not 100% proven but which may be very convincing to potential readers seeking for health information especially if backed by comments and reviews of "so called" users. Health literacy may increase but quality of knowledge may not necessarily increase.
  • Vahid Mohammadi added an answer:
    Recently, MIT began the project Pantheon, which maps historical cultural production. Are you aware of this significant project?
    "Pantheon is a live resource, meaning that they are constantly revising and updating data and methods." The fact that " Individuals are mapped to their places of birth according to present day national boundaries, not national identities", gives some strange results. For examples, Serbia appears to be a land of emperors. Locate your country, find people and comment the results obtained.
    Vahid Mohammadi · Shahrekord University
    Dear Dr. Jacić, Thank you for your excellent thread. Question and comments have much new information.
  • Mahfuz Judeh added an answer:
    How about a PhD dissertation on the role of research social networks and their contribution to science.
    The conception is broader but need your feedback. I am interested to do work on it. Data will be collected by the scientists. Will it work? Need suggestions
    Mahfuz Judeh · Applied Science Private University
    It is really a good idea. Of course you will meet some difficulties, but they are easily overcome.
  • Rajashekhar S Devarai added an answer:
    Social networks like Facebook are used for self-projection, most of the time by most of the members. Do you agree?
    It has been observed that on social networks especially Facebook, the posts are related to one's self-projection, which is not a positive use of these kind of sites.
    Facebook has unlimited applicationns, it depends wholly on the users how they use it...... Late coming to facebook has lots of risks.... It is a wonderful time saver and a wonderful and connector to people who matter to u.
  • Bassil Elizabeth asked a question:
    How is it possible to study Facebook users' auto-evaluation of beauty product pages? Which details should we focus on?
    I am searching for study methods for the practical part of my research based on Facebook pages to view the negative influence of new technologies in society and precisely social networks such as Facebook, concerning the evaluation which transformed in an auto-evaluation with web2.0.
  • Jt Velikovsky added an answer:
    Anybody have information about the latest publication/ research papers on Arab Spring?
    Impact of Arab Spring on Middle East generally and on South Asian Countries particularly.
    Jt Velikovsky · University of Western Sydney
    Hi Aqeela Not sure if this is exactly what you are after, but my colleague at UWS, Ahmad published an article on it (Arab Spring) in Global Media Journal last year: http://www.commarts.uws.edu.au/gmjau/v6_2012_2/ahmad_shehabat%20_RA.html
  • Sabine Trepte added an answer:
    Does social media affect social capital?
    Has social media increased or decreased the social capital?
    Sabine Trepte · Hohenheim University
    Also, soon the following article will get published "Trepte, S., Dienlin, T. & Reinecke, L. (in press). The influence of social support received in online and offline contexts on satisfaction with social support and satisfaction with life: A longitudinal study. Media Psychology" Pls. let me know, if I can send you a copy in advance.
  • Michele Grimaldi added an answer:
    Do you have examples of innovative business processes enabled through Social Media?
    Social Media become more and more important on the enterprise level. Companies use e.g. LinkedIn to support hiring processes or Facebook to support marketing. Do you have good examples for the use of Social Media enabling innovative business processes? This includes the use of "in-house" social media technologies.
    Michele Grimaldi · University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Cassino, Italy
    In the paper I've attached, we present an empirical study about a bottom-up framework to highlight new technology potentialities and understand how supporting current users’ needs. This paper highlights many benefits that in-house social technologies can bring. The empirical application of the framework lets emerge the real perception of users. It can be helpful to support managers to find a better way to involve their collaborators in KM and innovation processes.
  • Peter Je added an answer:
    Literature on the valuation of social-media firms?
    I am looking for literature on the valuation of social-media firms, signs of a bubble within a sector, and anything on the valuation of tech companies in general. Seems to be very little on financial performance / valuation of social-media firms
    Peter Je · The London School of Economics and Political Science
    Hi Josh this might help http://www.tumotech.com/Tumotech/2014/03/05/are-we-in-the-middle-of-tech-bubble-trouble/
  • Michael B. Duignan added an answer:
    Does anyone know of an academic paper that has used social media as a methodological tool (in various ways)?
    I am working on my PhD methodology, and writing a paper around using social media as a way of securing key informant gatekeepers to access local business communities.
    Michael Duignan · Anglia Ruskin University
    There are also some very interesting insights by Prof Martin Weller and Dr Tony Hirst (Open University) here for 'Art of Guerilla Research' - http://nogoodreason.typepad.co.uk/no_good_reason/2014/03/art-of-guerrilla-research-workshop.html
  • Craig Standing asked a question:
    Has anyone else done research on Habermas' Lifeworld and Technology Adoption?
    Article: The Role of the Lifeworld Concept in Wiki Adoption and Use Craig Standing, Susan Standing, Fergus Law The Design Journal
  • Irene Kamberidou added an answer:
    Can social media be used as a tool or a means to change the world? Looking at the Turkish-Twitter paradigm, is it as easy as is seems?
    Social media, the internet provides many examples of unsuccessful censorship, such as the Twitter and Turkey paradigm! The Turkish prime minister, in trying to censor or rather block Twitter in his country, has shown the world how the social media can revolt, protest or demonstrate against tyrants, and not only. I need remind you of the Egyptian paradigm. Namely, with regard to the Arab Spring, Facebook and Twitter overthrew the Egyptian president. It helped people in organizing and coordinating protests, by cross-communicating and information spreading during the revolution in Egypt against President Hosni Mubarak. Twitter and Facebook also helped people organize and disseminate news during the demonstrations in Athens by the movement called “Aganaktismenoi” (the Resentful or the people fed-up with austerity measures). So it seems demonstrations, protests, etc. can be organised and coordinated by the Facebook Group and Twitter Pages, proving that social media can be used as a tool to ‘change’ the world. A study by Nadine Kassem Chebib & Rabia Minatullah Sohail (2011) explores the impact social media had on the Egyptian Revolution in 2011 which ended with President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation on February 11, 2011, thus ending his 30 year old regime. According to an anonymous Cairo activist: “We use Facebook to schedule the protests, Twitter to coordinate, and YouTube to tell the world" The combination of different social media channels under a coherent and concrete strategy can mobilize not only political changes but also every aspect of our lives. Facebook was founded in 2004 as a website platform for Harvard students and after 8 years has reached more than 800 million active users. The second most famous/popular social media channel worldwide is Twitter with over 140 million users. Undeniably, social media is extremely powerful. But is it as easy as is seems?
    Irene Kamberidou · National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    Thank you Henry for the "Brave New World of slav..."
  • Kamal Eddin Bani-Hani added an answer:
    How risky is our digital world?
    With all the advances associated with the digital world, is it still risky? Everything can end suddenly and efforts over years may be lost and wasted. What do you think about that and how to avoid such a possibility?
    Kamal Bani-Hani · Hashemite University
    The future is full of new technology, advancement and we are just at the begening of the e-revolution

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