Social Networking Communities and E-Dating Services: Concepts and Implications, 1st Edition

  • Kristina Setzekorn
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  • ISBN-10: 1605661058
  • ISBN-13: 9781605661056
  • DDC: 302.30285
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 451 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Provides an overview of the major questions that researchers and practitioners in this area are addressing at this time and outlines the possible future directions for theory development and empirical research on social networking and eDating.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Social Networking Communities.
2: Individual Differences in Social Networking Site Adoption.
3: Unraveling the Taste Fabric of Social Networks.
4: Mobile Social Networks: A New Locus of Innovation.
5: Increasing Capital Revenue in Social Networking Communities: Building Social and Economic Relationships through Avatars and Characters.
6: Collective Solitude and Social Networks in World of Warcraft*.
7: Collaboration Challenges in Community Telecommunication Networks.
8: The Impact of the Internet on Political Activism: Evidence from Europe.
9: Toward Improved Community-Supporting Systems Design: A Study of Professional Community Activity.
10: Teens and Social Networking Services: An Overview.
11: Social Networking Sites for Teenagers and Young Adults.
12: Student Use of Social Media: University Policy and Response.
13: Facebook Follies: Who Suffers the Most?.
14: Trust in Social Networking: Definitions from a Global, Cultural Viewpoint.
15: Virtuality and Reality: What Happens When the Two Collide?.
16: E-Dating Services.
17: Segmentation Practices of E-Dating.
18: Understanding and Facilitating the Development of Social Networks in Online Dating Communities: A Case Study and Model.
19: E-Dating: The Five Phases on Online Dating.
20: How E-Daters Behave Online: Theory and Empirical Observations.
21: A Trination Analysis of Social Exchange Relationships in E-Dating.
22: Online Matrimonial Sites and the Transformation of Arranged Marriage in India.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.