Social media games are games we play in social media networks. Compared with traditional games, they are not only for entertainment but also for relationship building (Hinton&Hjorth, 2013, p. 99). Social media games are casual games which can be enjoyably played without demanding high level of attention (Hinton&Hjorth, 2013, p. 103). Players of social media… Continue reading Social media games: Connected or disconnected from the real world?
How social media users has changed over time under web2.0? “Today, with the popularity of ‘always on’ mobile media allowing users to perpetually surf across social and locative media apps, the internet has become an embedded part of mundane social life.” (Hinton, 2013, pp.7) With the emerging of internet growth, there are increased numbers of… Continue reading How social media users has changed over time under web2.0?
The growth of the Internet on a global scale has been significant. The number of active users of the Internet has reached almost half of world’s population in January 2016, an increase of 10% from January 2015 (We are social, 2016). A similar trend is also happening in the social media. There is a… Continue reading Using the Power of Social Media for Road Safety Campaign
Core Concept “A network (Van Dijk, 2012) is a collection of links between elements of a unit. Two key factors of a network are elements and links that shape a complete network.” In Computer Science, a network is defined as a group of two or more computer systems linked together. A social network is a computer… Continue reading Social Networks & Online Community
Smartphones are everywhere, which include location-based services such as global positioning system, yet some are unaware of theses services and the interactivity and sociality that they have to offer.
Definition and measurement Internet has revolutionised the speed of the news cycle, where web users are overwhelmed by different types of information frequently. It is noticed that Internet provides the public with a platform in which users can create, express and communicate with each other in order to realise their participation and interaction in online… Continue reading Participative Web – from UGC to UCC on social media
Representation is a basic concept in media industry. Consciously or unconsciously, representation could be built by media channels. And in different media channels or platforms, the representation will be different. So in practice, it is necessary to focus on whether the representation is built as expect way. Especially, with the development of social media communication… Continue reading Representation in Social Media