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Rod Munday | Tuesday May 05, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Skills, Referencing, Social Networking, References

Adams, A.A. & McCrindle, R.J. (2008). Pandora’s box: social and professional issues of the information age. Chichester: John Wiley.

Acquisti, A., & Gross, R. (2006). ‘Imagined communities: Awareness, information sharing, and privacy on the Facebook.’ In P. Golle & G. Danezis (Eds.), Proceedings of 6th Workshop on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (pp. 36-58). Cambridge, UK: Robinson College.

Anderson, B. (2006). Imagined Communities. Revised Edition. London: Verso.

Bahney,...

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An Introduction to Social Networking »

Rod Munday | Friday May 01, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Social Networking

Introduction

The UK media regulator Ofcom recently called Britain a nation of social networkers, noting that Bebo, MySpace, Facebook and YouTube are all in the top ten internet sites in terms of the amount of time people spend there (Ofcom 2007). One in four UK citizens log onto a social network site at least 23 times each month, making the UK the most enthusiastic online social networking nation in Europe and second only to Canada in the world (Smithers 2008).

For an...

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New Spec A Level Media Studies »

Richard Gent | Wednesday November 08, 2017

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Understanding Media, Magazines, Music Press, Music, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, New Media, Internet, Social Networking, Postmodernism, User Generated Content, Overviews, Theory, Media Theorists, Postmodern Theory, Poststructuralist Theory, Representation Theory, Semiotic Theory, Social Realist Theory, Structuralist Theory, Subcultures

We are aware that some specifications are currently being accredited by Ofqual.

At Edusites we don’t like to keep our subscribers in limbo so here is Unit 7 of 12 new resources for the A Level Media Studies Specification.

Each term we provide a Core Unit, Exam Unit and NEA Unit based on the Department for Education Media Studies A Level subject content. (February 2016)

The four areas of this theoretical framework, are:

  • media language: how the media through their forms,...
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Interactive Film Trailers and Film Posters Resource »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Marketing, Viral Advertising, Film, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Language, Film Trailers, Mise-en-scene, Key Concepts, Distribution, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Media Language, Narrative, Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, New Technologies, Synergy, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design

This resource is to be used in conjunction with the Edusites Media Specimen Exam with Exemplar Response and the Film Trailer and Film Poster Quizzes.

Section A Film Trailers

Film Trailers… What are they and why do you think they are important media to study? Have a look at the following trailers from 2014 and write down what the audience appeals are. We’ll deconstruct the first one, Gravity.

Gravity (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXgOaeDfmRQ

  • Narrative enigma...
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NCFE Level 2 Unit 1: Originate Ideas in Response to an Interactive Media Design Brief »

Rob Miller | Monday August 03, 2015

Categories: Certificates, NCFE Certificates, NCFE Level 2, Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Digital Graphics, Media Language, Production, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Production Zone, New Media Production, Web Production, Skills, Graphic Design, Software, Web Design

Introduction

Welcome to the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies. You will be learning about and how to use a range of software and hardware in media sectors for jobs ranging from Games Designer, Audio Engineer and Web Editor to Production Assistant, Animator or even Production Manager.

In the 21st century with digital media moving so quickly it’s important to be multi-skilled. A thorough knowledge of hardware and software is essential across different platforms in...

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BTEC Level 2 Unit 1: Digital Media Sectors and Audiences »

Rob Miller | Tuesday June 16, 2015

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, Advertising, Marketing, Key Concepts, Introductory Resources, Intro to Media Audiences, Intro to Media Institutions, Intro to Media Languages, Intro to Media Representations, Audience, Media Language, Hot Entries, New Media, Internet, Social Networking, Defining Social Networks, New Technologies, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, New Media Production, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

Introduction

The BTEC First is a great qualification that will prepare you for the world of work or further study.

You will learn how to use software and hardware that is used in digital media industries – by photographers, editors, sound recordists, web designers and games designers.

Have a look at the following 10 steps to success in Creative Digital Media Production.

But first – you need to understand about the digital media industry and audiences – every media...

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BTEC Level 2 Unit 2: Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product »

Rob Miller | Thursday June 11, 2015

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 2, Level 2 Creative Media Production, Advertising, Marketing, TV Advertising, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, We Media, Production Zone, New Media Production, Video Production, Web Production, Introductory Resources, Intro to Media Languages

Introduction

This BTEC portfolio assessed unit allows you to develop your creativity and is all about communicating your ideas for a new digital media product to an audience.

Use this guide in conjunction with a lesson plan on Edusites Media that your teachers may also use. It’s always interesting to see how both students and teachers approach tasks from each side of the fence!

You only need to develop ideas, and plan the production of a digital media product from one...

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Viral Advertising »

Rob Miller | Wednesday October 22, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, OCR GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, Synergy

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Viral advertising spreads messages, ideas and associations about a brand quickly, commonly using digital technology – in many ways viral advertising relies on the consumer to pass on information with the producer either seeding videos via YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or on many other interactive digital platforms with the consumer at the point, knowingly or unknowingly spreading the communication – viral advertising spreads like a cold virus,...

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MS4 Music Pack: Beyonce, One Direction and Green Day »

Rob Miller | Friday September 26, 2014

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Hot Entries, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Internet, Social Networking, Synergy, Theory, Misc Theory

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The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring key potential exam areas of questioning – a useful balance of Music Artists includes a global performer (Beyonce), a British/Irish artist (One Direction) and a more independent case study or at least, reflecting more an indie genre (Green Day).

When studying or teaching MS4, a balance of artists and genres allows for comparative textual study...

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Compare the Market Advertising Campaign Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday July 23, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Marketing, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, Synergy

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Institutional Factors

Compare the Market the company was founded by The BGL Group (insurance companies) in 2005 as a ‘Price Comparison Website’ while Compare the Meerkat is an advertising campaign for this brand. The campaign was launched January 2009 and is still running as of July 2014, centred around a CGI anthropomorphic Russian meerkat called Alexander Orlov, plus his family and friends.

The idea of choice that is represented in the...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A Gatsby Static Image Sample Paper & Responses »

rlsmedia | Tuesday May 28, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Film, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, Synergy, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, Popular Press, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks

MEST3 Section A (40%)

1 hour including 15 minutes reading/viewing time (32 marks)

The first section will be based around unseen stimulus materials which may be print, e-media, audio or moving image based. The stimulus materials will be designed to be easily assimilated by candidates in the space of 15 minutes and there will be time for note-taking and essay planning. The materials will be chosen to raise issues about:

  • media concepts (form, representation, institutions,...
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AQA AS MEST1 Case Study & Exemplar Response »

rlsmedia | Tuesday May 14, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Convergence, Internet, Social Networking, Community, Mobile Phones, Making Money, New Technologies, Synergy, User Generated Content, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

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Unit 1 Investigating Media

50% of AS, 25% of A Level, 2 Hour Written Examination 80 Marks

Two Sections: Section A

The unseen text will either be a moving image or a static image. You need to do four compulsory short answer questions.

Section B: Case Study

You have a choice of one from two essays.

AQA Specification (2013)

Section B (45 minutes) will require a sustained response to one of a choice of two questions which will give the candidates...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A Static Image Sample Paper & Responses »

rlsmedia | Tuesday April 30, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, Postmodernism, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, Popular Press, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks

Associated Resources

  • Static Image Sample The Sun.pdf
  • Static Image Sample Hackney Gazette.pdf

MEST3 Section A (40%)

1 hour including15 minutes reading/viewing time (32 marks)

The first section will be based around unseen stimulus materials which may be print, e-media, audio or moving image based. The stimulus materials will be designed to be easily assimilated by candidates in the space of 15 minutes and there will be time for note-taking and essay planning. The materials...

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The Impact of New / Digital Media 24 Hour News Case Study »

rlsmedia | Friday April 19, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Community, History of the Internet, Mobile Phones, Public Vs Privacy, Communications, New Technologies, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News

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Why do you need to study this Unit?

  • In your final exam you will need to respond to an essay question in Section B of the paper.
  • You can either choose one on Representation using your case study which you will produce with your Media Studies teacher at some point in your course;
  • Or you can choose a question on the Impact of New/Digital Media.

For a Top Mark Question you need to:

  • The answer shows a confident and appropriate discussion and evaluation...
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The Impact of New / Digital Media »

rlsmedia | Friday April 12, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Community, History of the Internet, Mobile Phones, Public Vs Privacy, Making Money, Communications, New Technologies, User Generated Content, We Media

Why do you need to study this Unit?

  • In your final exam you will need to respond to an essay question in Section B of the paper.
  • You can either choose one on Representation using your case study which you will produce with your Media Studies teacher at some point in your course;
  • Or you can choose a question on the Impact of New/Digital Media.

However, in Section A of the paper you will need the information too. In Section A of this paper you will be shown two previously...

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Lady Gaga Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday September 10, 2012

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Music, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, New Technologies, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

Lady Gaga – Sony Music Entertainment | Universal Music Group

The music industry can be split into mainstream and independent artists with the so called ‘Big Four’ (now the Big Three) controlling the market. In a similar way that the oligopoly of film distributors control film distribution (Warners, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Universal, Sony, Disney) mainstream music distribution is controlled by the Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group...

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Lady Gaga Cross Media Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 13, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, Music Video, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, New Technologies, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

Lady Gaga – Sony Music Entertainment | Universal Music Group

For your AQA AS Media Studies Cross Media Study you are required to understand a range of texts across 3 different media platforms – Broadcasting, E Media and Print with notions of institution underpinning the background to production e.g. funding, ownership, use of technology and distribution.

Exam questions often directly ask students to examine how institutions are represented across the three platforms.

This...

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2012 AQA AS Media Studies Scheme of Work »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 13, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Film, Social Realism, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking

MEST1/Unit 1 Investigating Media: Section A Texts, Concepts and Contexts

MEST2/Unit 2 Creating Media: Set Brief One - Film (50% of AS)

AS Award 1571 - 32 Week Scheme of Work

Overview

  • AQA A Level Media Studies Overview

Scheme

  • 2012 AQA AS Media Studies SOW.doc

Concepts

  • Media Forms, Representation, Institution, Audience (including media language, genre and narrative)
  • Cross Media Study - Linked Texts (broadcasting, emedia, print)
  • Research, Planning and Responding to a Brief
  • ...
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YouTube Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday February 24, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, We Media, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

The idea of YouTube is a successful and iconic one – commercially and culturally ranking with ‘Zuckerberg’s’ Facebook, Google, Wikipedia and the loaf of bread as a pre requisite for modern living (as far as the target audience are concerned). If you are not 12-17 as the dominant viewing age group are (but very much not the exclusive age group) or indeed wheat intolerant then maybe these bastions of culture and modern society are not for you.

YouTube’s primary...

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2012 AQA A2 Media Studies Scheme of Work »

Rob Miller | Friday February 24, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Image Analysis, Masculinity in Men's Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, We Media, Theory, Gender Theory, Representation Theory, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

MEST3 Critical Perspectives

MEST4 Research and Production

2012 Section B Topics: Representation and New Digital Media (3 Media Platforms) - 30 Week Scheme of Work

Overview

  • AQA A Level Media Studies Overview

Scheme

  • 2012 AQA A2 Media Studies SOW.doc

Concepts

  • Analysing Text, Stimulus Material - Audiences
  • Regulation and Censorship
  • Critical Investigation - Viral Marketing
  • Skills Development - Planning and Production
  • Representation of Masculinity
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Exam...
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Media & Cultural Theory Guidebook »

Stephen Hill | Monday March 29, 2010

Categories: Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Other Topics, Social Networking, New Technologies, Staffroom

Media and Cultural Theory by Dr Stephen Hill and B. Fenner is an ideal guidebook for undergraduates studying a range of Media and Cultural Studies courses.

Covering over thirty theorists, the book is organised into ten chapters, each focusing on a specific theoretical strand.

Alongside more traditional forms like film, television and music, the book also makes reference to Facebook, YouTube and MySpace.

For the visual learner, each chapter is accompanied by original...

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Facebook »

Richard Gent | Friday March 12, 2010

Categories: Hot Entries, New Media, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, Other Topics, Staffroom, Contribute

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Click on the link to join us and start networking - it’s free. :)




Social Networking Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Social Networking, Defining Social Networks, Offline Social Networks, Community, History of the Internet, Politics and Social Networking, Mobile Phones, Public Vs Privacy, Child Safety, Making Money, Communications, References, Digital Media, New Technologies

Facebook // The new MySpace

MySpace A social networking website

TES Community / Message Board
Typepad Latest blogging resources.




The Communications Circuit and The Gift Economy »

Rod Munday | Tuesday May 05, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Social Networking, Communications

Writing about transnational migration, Roger Rouse (1991) proposed a useful framework for understanding the role that communication plays in the maintenance of a social network. Rouse likens the sending and receiving of messages to a communications circuit. In the past, families and communities who were geographically separated have kept in touch by letter or by phone or by post. Each time two people communicate a circuit is opened and the circuit remains open for a long time...

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Making Money Out Of Social Networking »

Rod Munday | Tuesday May 05, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Social Networking, Making Money

Social Networks are hugely popular and venture capitalists have invested in them to the tune of many millions of dollars. However, in order to justify this investment, social network sites clearly have to produce a return on this investment, in other words they have to make money – vast amounts of it! The problem is that is it not clear how they are going to do this, especially given the fact that much of the content of social network sites is produced by their users and...

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Child Safety »

Rod Munday | Tuesday May 05, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Social Networking, Child Safety

In 2008, the Internet Safety Technical Task Force (ISTF) brought together leaders from Internet service providers, social network sites, academia, education, child safety and public policy advocacy organizations to discuss child safety issues online (Palfrey et al. 2008, 4).

Eight social network sites submitted to the Task Force (including Bebo, Facebook, Google Orkut and MySpace). All provide some kind of a technology-driven mechanism through which users could combat online...

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Public vs. Privacy »

Rod Munday | Tuesday May 05, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Social Networking, Public Vs Privacy

A focus on anonymous communication characterised early investigations into computer-mediated communication (CMC). This research continues today in research into avatar based communication environments such as Second Life. Academics based in this tradition have emphasised ideas about identity, masquerade, performance and performativity (Lister et al. 2009, 209).

A second overlapping tradition has been involved with the opposite idea of self-publication. This conception...

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Flash Mobs and Smart Mobs »

Rod Munday | Tuesday May 05, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Social Networking, Mobile Phones

A flash mob is different from a smart mob; a flash mob is a spontaneous gathering of strangers who use media like social network sites and mobile phone in order to meet and perform a short task that is often absurd in nature and usually contrived to make an artistic or political statement. Flash mobs are organized secretively by e-mail or text message and subject to meticulous timing (Adams & McCridle 2008, 568). The phenomenon is intended to be short-lived, and also baffling...

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Politics and Social Networking »

Rod Munday | Tuesday May 05, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Social Networking, Politics and Social Networking

Social networking sites are one of a number of peer-to-peer technologies increasingly being used to inform and shape public opinion. Winograd & Hais  predict that the ability of voters to create as well as consuming content without filtering by experts will soon become the way people prefer to get all of their information (2008, 2).

The presidential campaign of 2006-2008 in the US was the first real test of the willingness of candidates to embrace social networking...

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A History of Online Social Networking »

Rod Munday | Friday May 01, 2009

Categories: New Media, Internet, Social Networking, History of the Internet, Other Topics, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

In this section we will look at the brief history of online social networking in the form of brief biographies of the most popular sites.

1995 Classmates.com

The site that has the distinction of being first social network site is generally regarded as Classmates.com created in 1995. This was an American precursor to the UK’s Friends Reunited site (1999). The site was a way for ex-students of American schools or colleges to contact their friends, as well as browsing the...

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Community »

Rod Munday | Friday May 01, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Social Networking, Community

A second overlapping tradition that has informed the academic research on social networking has been sociological studies of community. The word community has been in existence since the fourteenth century It comes from the old French word comuneté, which in turn was derived from the Latin communitatem, which can be literally translated as ‘common’ (in the sense of shared relations or feelings). From the seventeenth century, the word took on something of its modern...

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The Study of Offline Social Networks »

Rod Munday | Friday May 01, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Social Networking, Offline Social Networks

The difference between a social network and a group is that a group is a tightly-bounded set of people who share interests and whose activities are located in one particular place and time, whereas a social network is a more loosely bounded set of individuals whose activities range across a number of diverse interests and take place at various locations and times (Wellman 1999).

As Snyder, Carpenter and Slauson (2006) state, traditional offline social networks are conceived...

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What is and what is not a Social Networking site? »

Rod Munday | Friday May 01, 2009

Categories: Other Topics, Social Networking, Defining Social Networks

The terms “social network site” or “social networking sites” are often used interchangeably and will be in this document. An online social network site is conceived as a new technological phenomenon, which is grounded on the idea of offline social networking. In modern times, offline social networks exists primarily in places such as homes, neighbourhoods, schools and offices. Wellman (1996) defines offline social networks as ‘relations among people who deem other network...

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