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Editors: Hanna L. Schneider and Lilli M. Huber
Book Description:
Social networking is not a new concept. Various traditional facets of our existence might be reinterpreted as social networking, from early Christians to the World Wide Web. It refers to the act of relating nodes for example; individuals, organizations, other social entities through social links for example; friendship, professional relationship, information exchange.

Before the 20th century, social networking could only take place at short distance, or with considerable time delay when traveling or exchanging letters. Since the 1950's, telephones, tele- and videoconferencing have allowed real-time communications even over long distances. These two-way communication channels are generally good links for pairs of people or small groups, but they tend to be inefficient for large-scale, mass interactions. Moreover they enable simultaneous communications. This book provides leading edge research on this field from around the globe.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Using Online Social Networks to Look at the Future
(Olivier Da Costa, Romina Cachia, Ramón Compañó, European Commission, Joint Research Centre/Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies, Sevilla, Effie Amanatidou, Research and Innovation Policy, University of Manchester, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, Thessalonikis, Greece); pp. 1-24

Visualizing Web Traffic Data Using Social Network Analysis: Exploring Gender Differences in Web Use Patterns
(Jae-Shin Lee, Department of Mass Communication, Chung-Ang University, Korea, Hichang Cho, Communications and New Media Programme, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Geri Gay, Department of Communication and Information Sciences, Cornell University, USA); pp. 25-38

Expanded Personal Networks as a Cognitive Stimulus an Application to the Paleolithic
(John Bolender, Department of Philosophy, Middle East Technology University, Turkey); pp. 39-56

Family Configurations of Individuals with Psychiatric Disorders: A Review of Empirical Assessments Done with the Family Network Method
(Eric D. Widmer, University of Geneva); pp. 57-70

Social and Biological Networks Dysfunction in Depression
(Mauro Garica-Toro, M José Martín Vázquez, IUNICS, Hospital Son Llatzer, Mallorca, Spain, Miguel Roca Bennasar, IUNICS, Hospital Joan March, Mallorca, Spain); pp. 71-78

The Influence of Familial Networks on the Educational Behavior of Elementary School Students
(Maria Hennig, Marcel Helbig, Humboldt University Berlin Institute, Germany); pp. 79-98

Analysis of Social Behaviors in Social Networks
(Xiang Feng, Francis C.M. Lau, Department of Science, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong); pp. 99-118

^ Social Networks: Proposal of settlement of terminology for evaluation purposes
(M. R. Pinheiro, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia); pp. 119-130

On the Spectra of Weighted Random Graphs Related to Social Networks
(Marianna Bolla, Institute of Mathematics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary); pp. 131-158

Urban History and Cultural Studies in Latin America
(Arturo Almandoz, Departamento de Planificación Urbana, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas); pp. 159-178

Network Induced Powerbase: The Appreciation of Contributing to the Values of Other Nodes
(Herman Monsuur, Netherlands Defence Academy, Faculty of Military Sciences, The Netherlands); pp. 179-200

Dynamic Contact Patterns and Social Structure in Realistic Social Networks
(Sara Y. Del Valle, Phillip D. Stroud, Systems Engineering and Integration, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, Susan Mniszewski, Information Sciences, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM); pp. 201-216

Social Networks: A Crucial Link Towards the Advancement of Entrepreneurship: To Nanotech and Beyond
(Eren Ozgen, Troy University, AL); pp. 217-232

Many-Body Effects in the Coalition Formation Process
(F. Samaniego-Steta, Gerardo G. Naumis, M. Del Castillo-Mussot, Instituto de Fisica, University Nacional Autonoma de Mexico(UNAM), Mexico); pp. 233-252

Social Networks: Issues and Facts
(Arup Mitra, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University Enclave); pp. 253-266

The Integration in a Decentralized Supply Chain Network with Random Demands: An Variational Inequality Approach
(Che-Fu Hsueh, Department of Marketing and Distribution Management, Ching Yun University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, Mei-Shiang Chang, Department of Civil Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan, Taiwan); pp. 267-286

Social and Political Participation in Canada
(Amornrat Apinunmahakul, School of Development Economics, National Institute of Development Administration(NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand, Rose Anne Devlin, Department of Economics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada); pp. 287-306

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 4th Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-800-4
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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