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Oh, Chong Keat – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Due to the popularity of Web 2.0 and Social Media in the last decade, the percolation of user generated content (UGC) has rapidly increased. In the financial realm, this results in the emergence of virtual investing communities (VIC) to the investing public. There is an on-going debate among scholars and practitioners on whether such UGC contain…
Descriptors: Internet, Social Networks, Web 2.0 Technologies, Peer Influence
Erickson, Lisa B. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
In today's connected world, the reach of the Internet and collaborative social media tools have opened up new opportunities for individuals, regardless of their location, to share their knowledge, expertise, and creativity with others. These tools have also opened up opportunities for organizations to connect with new sources of innovation to…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing, Web Sites, Group Experience
Zhao, Haifeng – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Social media provide a multitude of opportunities for knowledge contribution and sharing. However, the content reliability issue has caused comprehensive attention, especially on credible social media, such as Wikipedia. Despite Wikipedia's success with the open editing model, dissenting voices give rise to unreliable content due to two…
Descriptors: Conflict, Vandalism, Knowledge Representation, Cooperation
Li, Xian – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The World Wide Web has been revolutionizing how investors produce and consume information while participating in financial markets. Both the amount of information and the speed it flows around have achieved unprecedented magnitudes. The preeminent change is the growth of investor communities on the social web, which give rise to multidimensional…
Descriptors: Attention, Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet, Social Media
Johnson, Riley Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This phenomenological ethnographic multi-case study's purpose was to gain insight into experiences of rural junior high History Fair participants as they searched for and evaluated online primary sources. Drawing on the theories of Dewey and Kuhlthau, the study examined how the participants searched the Internet, what strategies they used to…
Descriptors: Junior High Schools, Junior High School Students, Rural Schools, History
Kuhns, Kelly A. Kratzer – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Since the creation of the Internet in 1991 (Casey, 2008), the use of online tools to deliver academic higher education has continued to grow exponentially (Allen & Seaman, 2010b). The existing base of literature is replete with studies of online education modalities, outcomes and faculty concerns. However, little of this research has focused…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Nursing Students, Nursing Education, Internet
Munson, Sean A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Internet gives individuals more choice in political news and information sources and more tools to filter out disagreeable information. Citing the preference described by selective exposure theory--that people see and attend to information that supports their beliefs and avoid counter-attitudinal information--observers warn that people may use…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Political Attitudes, Internet, Information Sources
Keegan, Brian C. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
When major news breaks in our hyper-connected society, we increasingly turn to an encyclopedia for the latest information. Wikipedia's coverage of breaking news events attracts unique levels of attention; the articles with the most page views, edits, and contributors in any given month since 2003 are related to current events. Extant…
Descriptors: Encyclopedias, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Collaborative Writing
Drake, Jeffrey P. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Internet has revolutionized the way we live, the way we learn, and the way we discern public issues. Put simply, a new public square has developed online. Social studies teachers, as social educators, should be well suited to fuse technology and classroom discussions about civic issues. Many argue the social studies classroom remains the most…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Internet, Citizenship Education, Communication Skills
Li, Pu – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This dissertation aims to investigate how advanced information technologies cope with the various demands of disaster response. It consists of three essays on the exploration of micro-blogging and FOSS environments. The first essay looks at the usage of micro-blogging in the aftermath of the massive 2008 China earthquake and explores the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk Management, Cooperation, News Reporting
Yucel, Ibrahim – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Blogs, specifically special-interest blogs, generate in-depth discussions. These discussions offer a new window for researching emerging trends in both consumer behavior and social-political attitudes. Many people try to influence these discussions and trends via participation, but making an impact is not guaranteed. Not all comments have the same…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Political Attitudes, Consumer Economics
Kim, Yong-Mi – ProQuest LLC, 2011
In recent years, tags have become a standard feature on a diverse range of sites on the Web, accompanying blog posts, photos, videos, and online news stories. Tags are descriptive terms attached to Internet resources. Despite the rapid adoption of tagging, how people use tags during the search process is not well understood. There is little…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Internet, Video Technology, Web Sites
Kelsey, Todd – ProQuest LLC, 2011
It is often too complicated or expensive for most educators, non-profits and individuals to create and maintain a multilingual Web site, because of the technological hurdles, and the logistics of working with content in different languages. But multilingual content management systems, combined with streamlined processes and inexpensive…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Management Systems, Multilingualism, Audiences
Palombo, Marielle S. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Adolescent writing proficiency is widely considered to be in a state of crisis nationally, and new instructional approaches are needed to raise writing proficiency among all adolescents, with special attention to those students who struggle most (Graham & Perin, 2007). The affordances of digital communication media, such as online discussion…
Descriptors: Evidence, Web Sites, Writing (Composition), Electronic Publishing
Shin, Youngsang – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The Web is large and expanding, making it challenging to attract new visitors to websites. Website operators often use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to boost the search engine rankings of their sites, thereby maximizing the inflow of visitors. Malicious operators take SEO to the extreme through many unsavory techniques that are often…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Search Engines, Electronic Publishing
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