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Over the past twenty years, the high penetration of mobile phones as a means of interpersonal communication, especially among adolescents, has facilitated access to broader social environments outside their own family. Through the extension of their social environment, teenagers [...]

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To explore the relative failure of libraries in the social we, the ideas of community and networking are compared, considering the associated concepts of cognitive surplus and network behavior aswell. The environment is one of a changing universe of almost instant obsolescence, where [...]

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The hashtag, a phrase that is highlighted by preceding it with a hash symbol (#), is already 6 years old. People use it on a massive scale in social media, with two objectives: to tag (or label) conversations and content, and to identify communities. It can be used also as a rhetorical [...]

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During the last decade we have witnessed the generalized use of email as a tool for communication in our society. Its use within organizations follows this general trend and a large portion of a company’s internal information flow occurs in this way. Thus, monitoring its use, while [...]

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Population growth, disappearance of borders, ease of transport services, and particularly telecommunications networks have led people to interact much more with each other and to accentuate the social aspect of humankind within the general context of globalization. Moreover, the use [...]

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Our society is increasingly interconnected through multiple types of networks, and humankind is changing their habits accordingly, adapting to the use of new technologies. We explore the psycho-social characteristics that determine people’s behavior through the communication channels. [...]

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21st century science has recruited amateurs and aficionados as a workforce to undertake large projects. Citizen science shows a large variety of models that can produce knowledge. Citizen science supposedly represents a democratic shift and as a result experts and expertise have been [...]

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In the contemporary audiovisual landscape, several projects stand out through innovative production initiatives based on the open and non-formal engagement of collectives, eager to contribute in some way to the project as a whole. One of the most popular examples of this form of collaboration, [...]