Electronic Hive Minds on Social Media: Emerging Research and Opportunities, 1st Edition

  • Shalin Hai-Jew
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  • ISBN-10: 1522593713
  • ISBN-13: 9781522593713
  • DDC: 302.30285
  • 358 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Researchers have harnessed the flood of personal information and opinions shared on social media platforms in a variety of ways. People communicate not only what they imagine they are purposely sharing but also unintentionally leak information, which allows others to glimpse a sense of the subconscious and unconscious at a macro level. This title explores various research techniques to profile the electronic hive mind around social topics as expressed on various modalities of social media, from human, bot, and cyborg social media accounts, and proposes new research methods for harnessing public data from social media platforms. Highlighting topics such as knowledge sharing, swarm intelligence, and social psychology, this publication is designed for researchers, social psychologists, practitioners, and students in marketing, communications, mass media, and similar fields.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Social Networking and Online Communities (ASNOC) Book Series.
Table of Contents.
1: Early Mapping of “Electronic Hive Minds” on the Web and Internet.
2: Ferreting Out Silences and Invisibilities in Electronic Hive Minds: Identifying Absent/Non-Present, Latent/Hidden, and Shadowed/Obfuscated Messaging.
3: Defining Collective Personalities, Dispositions, Temperaments, and Moods of Electronic Hive Minds.
4: Frugal Living for Our Collective and Mutual #Bestlife on a Distributed and Global Electronic Hive Mind.
5: Buy/Hold/Trade or Sell/Divest/Disengage: Using Executive Functions in Electronic Hive Minds for Decision Making Around Cryptocurrencies.
6: Being and a Trolling State of Electronic Hive Mind: (1) Organically Emergent/Evolved Troll Groups and (2) Created/Instrumented Troll “Armies”.
7: Consigned to Temporal or Permanent Oblivion? Mass Remembering and Forgetting in Electronic Hive Minds.
8: Micro- to Meso- to Macro-Scale Coordinated Individual and Group Action(s) on Electronic Hive Minds.
9: Expanding the Imagination, Thinking, Knowledge, and Relevant Skills: True Innovation With Electronic Hive Minds?.
10: Conclusion.
Related Readings.
About the Author.