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Vigil-Hayes, Morgan Ashlee – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The Internet as a networked system has been rendered more complex than ever before as human endpoints are grafted into the system via increasingly pervasive and personalized networked devices. According to the United Nations, the Internet is a transnational enabler of a number of human rights, and as such, access to the Internet has been…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Networks, Social Networks, Access to Information
Moss, Michael D. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study investigated factors that influence the extent and type of information job seekers reveal about themselves when using social networking to search for employment opportunities and advance their careers. It examined how user concerns regarding privacy influence the level of content they provide and their interactions with fellow community…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Job Applicants, Social Media, Privacy
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
Koh, Kyungwon – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Contemporary young people are engaged in a variety of information behaviors, such as information seeking, using, sharing, and creating. The ways youth interact with information have transformed in the shifting digital information environment; however, relatively little empirical research exists and no theoretical framework adequately explains…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Programming Languages, Young Adults, Information Seeking
Oh, Jeong Ha – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Models of user generated content (UGC) creation such as Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube are facing robust growth accelerated by the adoption of Web 2.0 technologies and standards. These business models offer a fascinating avenue for exploring the role of social influence online. This dissertation is motivated by the success of YouTube, which is…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Social Influences, Access to Information, Social Networks
Wyatt, Christopher Scott – ProQuest LLC, 2010
As more universities offer academic composition and technical writing courses via virtual classrooms, our institutions are also being asked to accommodate an increasingly diverse student population. The success of disability accommodations in elementary and secondary schools is expanding the number of students with special needs academically…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Autism, Web Based Instruction, Online Courses
Jones, M. Cameron – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The means of producing information and the infrastructure for disseminating it are constantly changing. The web mobilizes information in electronic formats, making it easier to copy, modify, remix, and redistribute. This has changed how information is produced, distributed, and used. People are not just consuming information; they are actively…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Development, Programming, Information Dissemination
Shadinger, David Allen – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The institutional web site is ubiquitous and has emerged as nearly universal in its utilization as a recruiting and informational tool for the twenty-first century community college. Community colleges have embraced utilization of the Internet through the establishment of institutional web sites containing volumes of information, forms, and links.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Public Relations, Internet, Web Sites
Knight, Mary Beth – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Colleges and universities represent one of the most utilized sources of need-based financial aid information for students and families, and yet most research in access marketing is focused at the national and state levels. There is sparse published information about the effects of financial aid marketing observed through quantitative analysis, in…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, Incidence, Attendance Patterns, Marketing