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Perspectives on Social Media

A Yearbook, 1st Edition

Edited by Piet Kommers, Pedro Isaias, Tomayess Issa


192 pages

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Perspectives on Social Media presents the most current research on the effectiveness of social media across sectors. Progress in finding better applications for social media relies on the difficult task of integrating media technologies into fields such as engineering, marketing, health, learning, art, tourism, and the service industry. This book is based on cutting-edge creative work among top international researchers and renowned designers and provides readers with a preview of the most visionary outcomes in the field of social media. Some of the major topics that the book discusses are:

  • New social media design
  • Sense of community in web applications
  • App design and development for mobile devices. 

Perspectives on Social Media uniquely builds on recent disputes among the top scholars around the world, thus including the dynamics of knowledge-sharing and cross-fertilization that one would expect to happen on the web but that are rarely found in a book.


"For all the hype about how social media is changing everything, most of the debate has been about changes that have already (allegedly) happened. This book is an ideal primer for anybody who wants to get up to speed on social media and its applications, but with a view to the future. Through ‘predictive scenarios’ in each chapter, the authors consider not just where social media has been but where it might be going."

-- Professor Peter Dell, Head of Information Systems, Curtin University

"Kommers, Isaias, and Issa have brought together a diverse collection of exciting recent research activity in a sweep of social media technologies and platforms. This collection presents a surprisingly accessible assortment of chapters, each detailing a unique piece of research. A particular strength of this book is its international perspective. In an area often dominated by English-speaking countries, it is refreshing to see such a broad range of contributors."

--Dr. Mike Kent, Department of Internet Studies, Curtin University

Table of Contents


Sehnaz Baltaci Goktalay, Uludag University, Turkey


Piet Kommers, University of Twente, The Netherlands

Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Tomayess Issa, Curtin University, Australia


Section I – Collaborative Learning and Social Network Systems

Chapter 1

Analysis of Computing Platforms as a Tool for Collaborative Learning of Secondary School Students in the Municipality of Guimarães in Portugal: New Perspectives

Dalila Alves Durães, Secondary School of Caldas das Taipas, Portugal

Francisco Javier Hinojo Lucena, University of Granada, Spain

Chapter 2

Knowledge exchange in social networking sites

Oriol Miralbell, Open University of Catalonia, Spain

Chapter 3

Social Networking as an Enabler to Recruit and Retain Students at the University of Pretoria (UP)

Karen Lazenby, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Petrus Lombard, University of Pretoria, South Africa


Section II – Social Media

Chapter 4

Toward Realizing Meta Social Media Contents Management System in Big Data

Takafumi Nakanishi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

Kiyotaka Uchimoto, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

Yutaka Kidawara, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan

Chapter 5

Social media for, with, and by professionals—participatory design through reflexive engagement

Suvi Pihkala, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Oulu, Finland

Helena Karasti, Information Processing Science, University of Oulu, Finland; Computer and Systems Science, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Chapter 6

Cyberpsychology and Social Media: Online Social Support in Mental Health

Kyriaki G. Giota, University of Thessaly, Greece

George Kleftaras, University of Thessaly, Greece


Section III – ICT Communities

Chapter 7

Challenges in Promoting Digital Communities in Rural Coopetitive Settings

Federico Cabitza, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Carla Simone, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Italy

Chapter 8

Non-users of ICT and Social Media – Marginal Voices

Noora Talsi, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Chapter 9

The Use of a Social Media Community by Multicultural Information Systems Development Teams to Improve Communication

Roelien Goede, North-West University, South Africa

Moleboge Emma Nhlapo, North-West University, South Africa

Chapter 10

Using Social Media to Improve the Work-Integrated Learning Experience of ICT Students: A Critical Systems Approach

Roelien Goede, North-West University, South Africa

Anneke Harmse, Vaal University of Technology, South Africa


Section IV – Social media technologies in Higher education

Chapter 11

Higher Education: The Incorporation of Web 2.0

Paula Miranda, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, IPS, Portugal

Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta, Portugal and ADVANCE Research Center - ISEG - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Sara Pífano, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

Chapter 12

Factors that influence acceptance of social Web technologies for learning

Razep Echeng, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom

Abel Usoro, University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom

Grzegorz Majewski, Faculty of Information Studies, Novo Mesto, Sloveni

Chapter 13

Smart Media in Higher Education - Spread of Smart Campus-

JeongWon Choi, Korea National University of Education, Korea

SangJin An, Korea National University of Education, Korea

YoungJun Le, Korea National University of Education, Korea


Section V – Security and Privacy in ICT or Social Media

Chapter 14

An Investigation into Japanese University Students’ Online Privacy Concerns

Yukiko Maruyama, Tokai University, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan


Section VI – Social Media and Smart Technologies

Chapter 15

Connecting and communicating with the near field: How NFC-services for smartphones may benefit consumers/citizens through social media integration and augmentation

Dag Slettemeås, National Institute for Consumer Research (SIFO), Norway

Bente Evjemo, Telenor, Research and Future Studies, Norway

Sigmund Akselsen, Telenor, Research and Future Studies, Norway

Chapter 16

Biasomic Future

Esad Širbegović, Institute of Software Technology & Interactive Systems, Austria

Chapter 17

Mobile Solutions for the New Ways of Working Era

Mari Ylikauppila, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

Antti Väätänen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

Jari Laarni, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

Pasi Välkkynen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland


Section VII – Gaming

Chapter 18

The role of interactive technology in prosocial mobile games for young children

Lynne Humphries, David Goldman Informatics Centre, UK

Chapter 19

Location-Enabled Stamp-Rally System for Local Revitalization

Akira Hattori, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Haruo Hayami, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Tasuku Kobayashi, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Chapter 20

Technology Enhanced Literacy Learning In Multilingual Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Graphogame Kiswahili and Kikuyu Adaptations in Kenya

Carol Suzanne Adhiambo Puhakka, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Heikki Lyytinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Ulla Richardson, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

About the Editors

Piet Kommers is Associate Professor at the University of Twente and Adjunct Professor at the University of Joensuu, Finland, and Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Pedro Isaías is Professor of Information Management and Information Systems and Director of the master degree program in Electronic Commerce and Internet at the Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Lisbon, Portugal.

Tomayess Issa is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Information Systems at Curtin University, Australia.

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