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Increasing Capital Revenue in Social Networking Communities: Building Social and Economic Relationships through Avatars and Characters

Increasing Capital Revenue in Social Networking Communities: Building Social and Economic Relationships through Avatars and Characters

Jonathan Bishop

Abstract

The rise of online communities in Internet environments has set in motion an unprecedented shift in power from vendors of goods and services to the customers who buy them, with those vendors who understand this transfer of power and choose to capitalize on it by organizing online communities and being richly rewarded with both peerless customer loyalty and impressive economic returns. A type of online community, the virtual world, could radically alter the way people work, learn, grow consume, and entertain. Understanding the exchange of social and economic capital in online communities could involve looking at what causes actors to spend their resources on improving someone else’s reputation. Actors’ reputations may affect others’ willingness to trade with them or give them gifts. Investigating online communities reveals a large number of different characters and associated avatars. When an actor looks at another’s avatar they will evaluate them and make decisions that are crucial to creating interaction between customers and vendors in virtual worlds based on the exchange of goods and services. This paper utilizes the ecological cognition framework to understand transactions, characters and avatars in virtual worlds and investigates the exchange of capital in a bulletin board and virtual. The chapter finds strong evidence for the existence of characters and stereotypes based on the Ecological Cognition Framework and empirical evidence that actors using avatars with antisocial connotations are more likely to have a lower return on investment and be rated less positively than those with more sophisticated appearing avatars.

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Jonathan Bishop (2013). Increasing Capital Revenue in Social Networking Communities: Building Social and Economic Relationships through Avatars and Characters. In: J. Bishop (Ed.) Examining the Concepts, Issues and Implications of Internet Trolling. IGI Global: Hershey, PA. Available online at: http://resources.crocels.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/increasing-capital-revenue-in-social-networking-communities-building-social-and-economic-relationships-through-avatars-and-characters.pdf

Jonathan Bishop (2011). Increasing Capital Revenue in Social Networking Communities: Building Social and Economic Relationships through Avatars and Characters. In: IRMA (Ed.). Virtual Communities: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. IGI Global: Hershey, PA; pages 1720-1734. Available online at: http://resources.crocels.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/increasing-capital-revenue-in-social-networking-communities-building-social-and-economic-relationships-through-avatars-and-characters.pdf

Jonathan Bishop (2008). Increasing Capital Revenue in Social Networking Communities: Building Social and Economic Relationships through Avatars and Characters. In: C. Romm-Livermore & K. Setzekorn (Eds.). Social Networking Communities and EDating Services: Concepts and Implications. IGI Global: Hershey, PA. Available online at: http://resources.crocels.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/increasing-capital-revenue-in-social-networking-communities-building-social-and-economic-relationships-through-avatars-and-characters.pdf

Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling

Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling

Jonathan Bishop

Abstract

Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling provides current research on the technical approaches as well as more social and behavioural involvements for gaining a better understanding of internet trolling. This book is useful to researchers, students and practitioners interested in building a share meaning for online community users. 

Publisher’s Summary

Examining the Concepts, Issues and Implications of Internet Trolling

Discussion

Contributors from a range of fields that includes civil engineering and philosophy, but is rather denser around computer science and education, explore Internet trolling, defined as any form of abuse carried out online for the pleasure of the people causing the abuse or the audience to which they are trying to appeal. They cover social, legal and ethical issues; psychological and wellbeing issues; trust and participation issues in Web 2.0 systems at risk of Internet trolling; and possible solutions for dealing with Internet trolling. Among specific topics are codes of ethics in discussion forums, politeness as a social computing requirement, a survey of trust use and modeling in real online systems, a proposed framework for sustainable communities for knowledge management systems, and a multi-agents system applied on a cyberbullying model for a social network.” – Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR.

References

Bishop, J. (2013). Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

The Psychology of Trolling and Lurking: The Role of Defriending and Gamification for Increasing Participation in Online Communities Using Seductive Narratives

The Psychology of Trolling and Lurking: The Role of Defriending and Gamification for Increasing Participation in Online Communities Using Seductive Narratives

Jonathan Bishop

Abstract

The rise of social networking services have furthered the proliferation of online communities, transferring the power of controlling access to content from often one person who operates a system (sysop), which they would normally rely on, to them personally. With increased participation in social networking and services come new problems and issues, such as trolling, where unconstructive messages are posted to incite a reaction, and lurking, where persons refuse to participate. Methods of dealing with these abuses included defriending, which can include blocking strangers. The Gamified Flow of Persuasion model is proposed, building on work in ecological cognition and the participation continuum, the chapter shows how all of these models can collectively be used with gamification principles to increase participation in online communities through effective management of lurking, trolling, and defriending.

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Jonathan Bishop (2014). The Psychology of Trolling and Lurking: The Role of Defriending and Gamification for Increasing Participation in Online Communities Using Seductive Narratives. In: J. Bishop (Ed.) Gamification for Human Factors Integration: Social, Education, and Psychological Issues. IGI Global: Hershey, PA. Available online at: http://resources.crocels.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/the-psychology-of-trolling-and-lurking-defriending-gamification.pdf

Jonathan Bishop (2013). The Psychology of Trolling and Lurking: The Role of Defriending and Gamification for Increasing Participation in Online Communities Using Seductive Narratives. In: J. Bishop (Ed.) Examining the Concepts, Issues, and Implications of Internet Trolling. IGI Global: Hershey, PA. Available online at: http://resources.crocels.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/the-psychology-of-trolling-and-lurking-defriending-gamification.pdf

Jonathan Bishop (2012). The Psychology of Trolling and Lurking: The Role of Defriending and Gamification for Increasing Participation in Online Communities Using Seductive Narratives. In: H. Li (Ed.) Virtual Community Participation and Motivation: Cross-Disciplinary Theories. IGI Global: Hershey, PA. Available online at: http://resources.crocels.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/the-psychology-of-trolling-and-lurking-defriending-gamification.pdf

Call for Chapters: Examining the Concepts, Issues and Implications of Internet Trolling (Closed)

Editor

Jonathan Bishop, Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems.

Call for Chapters

Proposals Due: 20 July 2012
Acceptance of Proposals: 30 July 2012
Submission Date: 20 August 2012
Final Chapters Due: 20 September 2012

Objective

The aim of this book is to provide current research on the technical approaches as well as more social and behavioral involvements for gaining a better understanding of internet trolling. This book will be useful to researchers, students and practitioners interested in building a share meaning for online community users.

Recommended Topics

  • Regulatory issues: Ethics, anonymity, law and best practice
  • Technical issues; Web security issues, trust, cyber-stalking
  • Changing trolling ‘softly’; Empathy, sympathy, friendliness
  • Multimedia studies; social media, media studies, cyber-culture
  • Modelling: Behavioural and theoretical models
  • Management: artificial intelligence, reputation systems

Please direct all enquiries to:

Jonathan Bishop – jbishop@crocels.com
Centre for Research into Online Communities and E-Learning Systems, European Parliament, Brussels, BE.

Online Empathy

Online Empathy

Niki Lambropoulos

Abstract

This article by Crocels researcher Niki Lambropoulos discusses online empathy in general and the way trolls as “player characters” have low ‘faction.’

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References

Lambropoulos, N. (2013). Online Empathy. In: J. Bishop (Ed.) Examining the Concepts, Issues and Implications of Internet Trolling. IGI Global: Hershey, PA.