Electronic Hive Minds on Social Media: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Core Reference Title

Electronic Hive Minds on Social Media: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Media & Communications for 2019.

Shalin Hai-Jew (Kansas State University, USA)
Release Date: May, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 358
ISBN13: 9781522593690|ISBN10: 1522593691|EISBN13: 9781522593713|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9369-0


Researchers have harnessed the flood of personal information and opinions shared on social media platforms in a variety of ways. People communicate not only what they imagine they are purposely sharing but also unintentionally leak information, which allows others to glimpse a sense of the subconscious and unconscious at a macro level.

Electronic Hive Minds on Social Media: Emerging Research and Opportunities explores various research techniques to profile the electronic hive mind around social topics as expressed on various modalities of social media, from human, bot, and cyborg social media accounts, and proposes new research methods for harnessing public data from social media platforms. Highlighting topics such as knowledge sharing, swarm intelligence, and social psychology, this publication is designed for researchers, social psychologists, practitioners, and students in marketing, communications, mass media, and similar fields.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Communication Technology
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Online Presence
  • Social Consciousness
  • Social Media
  • Social Psychology
  • Swarm Intelligence
  • Virtual Community
  • Web Technology

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Shalin Hai-Jew works as an instructional designer at Kansas State University (K-State) and taught for WashingtonOnline for a number of years through 2014. She has taught at the university and college levels for many years (including four years in the People’s Republic of China) and was tenured at Shoreline Community College but left tenure to pursue instructional design work. She has Bachelor’s degrees in English and psychology, a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Washington (Hugh Paradise Scholar), and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership with a focus on public administration from Seattle University (where she was a Morford Scholar). She reviews for several publications and publishers, and is editor of several IGI Global titles. Dr. Hai-Jew was born in Huntsville, Alabama, in the U.S.