International Journal of Web Based Communities
| Executive Editor: Dr. Piet Kommers |
ISSN online: 1741-8216
ISSN print: 1477-8394
4 issues per year
IJWBC offers research outcomes and state-of-the-art recommendations to practitioners - communication managers, public information service officers, webmasters and those responsible for online communities and social media policies. It publishes integrated scientific results so that further research may be targeted quicker and easier. Web-based communities and social media may be categorised as corporate, scientific, social and educational. Based on technological/societal trends, they are in permanent evolution and need constant critical reflection. Sociology, education, communication and philosophy issues are their main disciplines.
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- The social web of things
Are you Facebook friends with your microwave oven, is your car? Does your washing machine have a blog read by the tumble drier? Ever thought of following your lighting circuit on Twitter, would it make sense to have the electric curtain controllers do so? Well, such whimsical ideas are perhaps a little far-fetched at first [...]
- Humanitarian liking on Facebook
Humanitarian liking on Facebook Liking page on the social networking site Facebook is a new form of civic engagement and humanitarian support, so concludes research published in the International Journal of Web Based Communities. According to the papers authors social motives and an emotional response underpinned users inclination to like, or follow, a page, rather [...]
- Abusing the internet trolls
Internet trolling is a matter of moral panic, according to an assessment of this activity by Jonathan Bishop of the Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems in Brussels. Writing in the International Journal of Web Based Communities he suggests that the misrepresentation by the media of all those who participate in this [...]
- Social media, self-esteem and suicide
In nations where corruption is rife it seems that citizens these days find an escape from the everyday problems that trickle down to their lives by using online social media more than those elsewhere. Research to be published in the International Journal of Web-based Communities also suggests that these two factors more corruption, more [...]
- Marketing to net Mums
Mums on the net should be the focus of those carrying out market research as it turns out that the old word-of-mouth benefits to sales are stronger than ever now that the school gathering places, shops and mother and child groups have been augmented by online social networks aimed at mothers. Thats the conclusion of [...]