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My collaborators and I have a book chapter coming out that has a brief
descriptive table, and provides a basic classification of types of social
here is a link to a pre-print draft:
Welser, H. T., Lento, T, Smith, M. A. Gleave, E., & Himelboim, I. (2008). A
picture is worth a thousand questions: visualization techniques for
discovery in computer mediated interaction. Nicholas Jankowski (Ed.),
e-Research: Transformations in Scholarly Practice. (ch.10). London:
Howard T. Welser
Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Bentley Annex 109
Athens, Ohio 45701
On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 7:15 AM, Haenlein.Michael
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> Dear colleagues,
> Does anyone know whether there is some kind of formal (academic) definition
> of the term "social media" and probably even a classification approach in
> order to structure this vast area?
> I certainly have some sort of understanding what the term implies and that
> it summarizes applications such as blogs, social networking sites (e.g.
> Facebook), Wikis, content sharing platforms (e.g. YouTube) and so on. But
> given that I tend to have more and more frequent discussions about the topic
> in the classroom, I was wondering whether there is any kind of academic
> paper that has formally defined the term and provided some form of
> classification for the long list of applications that may be subsumed within
> this group.
> Any comments would be very much appreciated.
> I will post a summary of all responses to the list in a couple of days
> Thanks very much for your help in advance,
> Michael Haenlein
> Associate Professor of Marketing
> ESCP-EAP European School of Management
> Paris, France
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