The Resource Structural Differentiation in Social Media : Adhocracy, Entropy, and the "1 % Effect", by Sorin Adam Matei, Brian C. Britt, (electronic resource)

Structural Differentiation in Social Media : Adhocracy, Entropy, and the "1 % Effect", by Sorin Adam Matei, Brian C. Britt, (electronic resource)

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Structural Differentiation in Social Media : Adhocracy, Entropy, and the "1 % Effect"
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Structural Differentiation in Social Media
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Adhocracy, Entropy, and the "1 % Effect"
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by Sorin Adam Matei, Brian C. Britt
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eng
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This book explores community dynamics within social media. Using Wikipedia as an example, the volume explores communities that rely upon commons-based peer production. Fundamental theoretical principles spanning such domains as organizational configurations, leadership roles, and social evolutionary theory are developed. In the context of Wikipedia, these theories explain how a functional elite of highly productive editors has emerged and why they are responsible for a majority of the content. It explains how the elite shapes the project and how this group tends to become stable and increasingly influential over time. Wikipedia has developed a new and resilient social hierarchy, an adhocracy, which combines features of traditional and new, online, social organizations. The book presents a set of practical approaches for using these theories in real-world practice. This work fundamentally changes the way we think about social media leadership and evolution, emphasizing the crucial contributions of leadership, of elite social roles, and of group global structure to the overall success and stability of large social media projects. Written in an accessible and direct style, the book will be of interest to academics as well as professionals with an interest in social media and commons-based peer production processes
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Matei, Sorin Adam
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QA76.9.D343
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non fiction
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  • Britt, Brian C.
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Lecture Notes in Social Networks,
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  • Computer science
  • Social media
  • Big data
  • Data mining
  • Mass media
  • Communication
  • Social sciences in mass media
  • Computer Science
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Media Sociology
  • Social Media
  • Communication Studies
  • Big Data/Analytics
  • Applications of Graph Theory and Complex Networks
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Structural Differentiation in Social Media : Adhocracy, Entropy, and the "1 % Effect", by Sorin Adam Matei, Brian C. Britt, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Introduction -- Part I: Structural Differentiation and Social Media: Theoretical Framework -- Macro-Structural Perspectives on Social Differentiation and Organizational Evolution in Online Groups -- Specifying a Wikipedia-centric Explanatory Model for Online Group Evolution and Structural Differentiation -- Social Structuration Online: Entropy and Social Systems -- Analytic Investigation of a Structural Differentiation Model for Social Media Production Groups -- Part II: Configurational Change Phases and Motors in Online Collaboration -- The Foundations of a Theoretical Model for Organizational Configurations and Change in Online Collaborative Processes -- Organizational Configurations and Configurational Change -- A Synthesized Theoretical Framework for Motors Driving Organizational Configurational Change -- Wikipedia Evolution: Trends and Phases -- Breakpoints and Concurrent Factors -- Part III: Future theoretical and practical directions -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Data Collection, Management, Pre-Processing, and Analysis -- Appendix B: Historical and Media Analysis of Wikipedia’s Evolutionary Context -- Appendix C: Advantages and Disadvantages of Stepwise Segmented Regression Analysis
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XI, 247 p. 33 illus., 32 illus. in color.
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9783319644257
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10.1007/978-3-319-64425-7
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-64425-7
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Structural Differentiation in Social Media : Adhocracy, Entropy, and the "1 % Effect", by Sorin Adam Matei, Brian C. Britt, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Structural Differentiation and Social Media: Theoretical Framework -- Macro-Structural Perspectives on Social Differentiation and Organizational Evolution in Online Groups -- Specifying a Wikipedia-centric Explanatory Model for Online Group Evolution and Structural Differentiation -- Social Structuration Online: Entropy and Social Systems -- Analytic Investigation of a Structural Differentiation Model for Social Media Production Groups -- Part II: Configurational Change Phases and Motors in Online Collaboration -- The Foundations of a Theoretical Model for Organizational Configurations and Change in Online Collaborative Processes -- Organizational Configurations and Configurational Change -- A Synthesized Theoretical Framework for Motors Driving Organizational Configurational Change -- Wikipedia Evolution: Trends and Phases -- Breakpoints and Concurrent Factors -- Part III: Future theoretical and practical directions -- Conclusions -- Appendix A: Data Collection, Management, Pre-Processing, and Analysis -- Appendix B: Historical and Media Analysis of Wikipedia’s Evolutionary Context -- Appendix C: Advantages and Disadvantages of Stepwise Segmented Regression Analysis
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unknown
Extent
XI, 247 p. 33 illus., 32 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319644257
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-64425-7
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
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(DE-He213)978-3-319-64425-7

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