Musial, K. and Kazienko, P., 2010. Social Networks on the Internet. World Wide Web Journal. (In Press)
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The rapid development and expansion of the Internet and the social–based services comprised by the common Web 2.0 idea provokes the creation of the new area of research interests, i.e. social networks on the Internet called also virtual or online communities. A social network is the set of human beings or rather their digital representations that refer to the registered users who are linked by relationships extracted from the data about their activities, common communication or direct links gathered in the internet–based systems. Social networks can be either maintained and presented by social networking sites like MySpace, LinkedIn or indirectly extracted from the data about user interaction, activities or achievements such as emails, chats, blogs, homepages connected by hyperlinks, commented photos in multimedia sharing system, etc. Both digital representations named in the paper internet identities as well as their relationships can be characterized in many different ways. Such diversity yields for building a comprehensive and coherent view onto the concept of internet–based social networks. This survey provides in–depth analysis and classification of social networks existing on the Internet together with studies on selected examples of different virtual communities.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||online social network, taxonomy of social networks, internet identity, internet relationship, social networking site|
|Subjects:||Generalities > Computer Science and Informatics|
|Group:||School of Design, Engineering & Computing > Smart Technology Research Centre|
|Deposited By:||Dr Katarzyna Musial LEFT|
|Deposited On:||21 Sep 2010 12:01|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:36|
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