Social Media – a child with many parents

Social media can safely be called one of the biggest trends of 2009. By now  it has become more popular than email and everyone’s grandma is doing it.

Even if the social media concept is new to many it is closely related to other concepts which have been studied for decades and can teach us a lot.

social media parents

Social media has inherited aspects from social networks, computer-mediated communication, and human-computer interaction. It is also related to domains like computer supported collaboration, online communities, online identityimpression management, interpersonal relationship, interpersonal communication, and group communication. Knowledge gathered in these domains over the years help us understand the social media phenomena.


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  1. Aloha,
    I am a former student at Chaminade University of Honolulu and I am currently in my second year of Doctoral research at the Université du Sud Toulon Var in South France. My subject is : ENGAGING COMMUNICATIONS
    HOW TO OBTAIN STRONG COMMITMENTS FOR HUMANITARIAN
    ACTIONS WITH THE USE OF COMPUTER MEDIATED
    COMMUNICATIONS

    I thought it might be interesting to contact you seeing as how we are both from HI and doing research in the same field. I hope to come back to HI in 2012 as my co-director is at CUH (Cliff Bieberly). In any case, send me a mail sometime and I will be happy to go from there with any potential development and collaboration ideas that you might have. A co-publication could be interesting seeing as how I will be running various tests online in the following months.
    Take Care,
    A hui hou,
    Samuel

    Comment by William Samuel Ravatua-Smith — September 10, 2010 @ 3:23 am

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