Presence in social networks

Wilson, Scott (2009) Presence in social networks. In: Hatzipanagos , Stylianos and Warburton, Steven , (eds.) Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies. IGI Global, pp. 493-511. ISBN 1605662089

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This chapter describes the mechanisms of presence in social networks and presents an ontology that frames the purpose, content, methods of production and methods of consuming presence information. The concept of presence in social networks has been steadily evolving along with the Internet. Recognised as an essential feature of all instant messaging services from the IRC onwards, mechanisms for constructing and consuming presence information have become more elaborate, with the addition of more sophisticated mechanisms for producing, consuming and representing presence. A model for systems that offer presence services is developed, and this enables a number of future trends to be identified.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Metadata only available from this repository. This chapter was published in 'Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies' Edited by Stylianos Hatzipanagos and Steven Warburton. IGI Global.
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Educational Cybernetics
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:50
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2016 15:24
Identification Number: 10.4018/978-1-60566-208-4.ch032

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