By Nitin Agarwal,Merlyna Lim,Rolf T. Wigand
This paintings addresses the distance within the present collective motion literature uncovered by way of the recent details and communique applied sciences (ICTs) panorama by means of bringing jointly qualitative and quantitative experiences from computational and social sciences. The booklet bargains a rigorous and systematic research of either methodological and theoretical underpinnings and, therefore, jointly promotes a symbiotic and synergistic development of the a number of interconnected disciplines in learning on-line collective activities. extra particularly, the booklet is meant to light up a number of basic and strong but theoretically undeveloped and principally unexplored points of collective motion within the participatory media (e.g., social media). via in-depth exploration of proper recommendations, theories, methodologies, purposes, and case reports, the reader will achieve a complicated realizing of collective motion with the arrival of the hot new release of ICTs enabled by means of social media and the net. The built theories can be worthy and accomplished references for these attracted to studying the function of ICTs not just in collective motion but additionally in selection and coverage making, figuring out the dynamics of interplay, collaboration, cooperation, communique, in addition to details stream and propagation, and social community learn for future years. extra, the e-book additionally serves as an intensive repository of information units and instruments that may be utilized by researchers resulting in a deeper and extra basic figuring out of the dynamics of the group in on-line collective actions.