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Exploring the Factors Enhancing Member Participation in Virtual Communities

Won-Seok Yoo, Kil-Soo Suh, Moon-Bong Lee
2002 Journal of Global Information Management  
In addition, the results showed that sense of community could be enhanced by an appropriate managing strategy, while the number of visits could be increased by the information system's quality.  ...  Although there are many factors influencing member participation, this study limits its independent variables to those of managing strategy and information system quality.  ...  Information system quality has no influence on member visits. Sense of community The relationship between sense of community and participation is not well understood.  ... 
doi:10.4018/jgim.2002070104 fatcat:os2z63zzcvexzkfyzvt4uu76fi

A Receiver Perspective on Knowledge Sharing Impact on Consumer–Brand Relationship in Virtual Communities

Jiemei Zhang, Shaojing Qi, Bei Lyu
2021 Frontiers in Psychology  
The empirical analysis shows that knowledge-sharing quality has significant positive effects on the sense of virtual community, as does the sense of virtual community on the consumer–brand relationships  ...  The virtual community offers groups of consumers a knowledge-shared platform, wherein shared brand information influences the brand cognition of others.  ...  AUTHOR CONTRIBUTIONS All authors listed have made a substantial, direct and intellectual contribution to the work, and approved it for publication.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.685959 pmid:34707529 pmcid:PMC8542675 fatcat:aivozt6fffd3nhncw2qimah7du

Linking Foliar Traits to Belowground Processes [chapter]

Michael Madritch, Jeannine Cavender-Bares, Sarah E. Hobbie, Philip A. Townsend
2020 Remote Sensing of Plant Biodiversity  
Here, we focus on how the productivity and composition of foliar traits in plant communities influence belowground processes such as decomposition and nutrient cycling.  ...  processes can be inferred from remotely sensed information.  ...  Microbial Community Composition-Variation in the quantity and quality of organic inputs into belowground systems drives variation in belowground microbial communities and functioning .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-33157-3_8 fatcat:7xpxuc56sfdlfcpci462ljfy2a

Social sensing

Raian Ali, Carlos Solis, Mazeiar Salehie, Inah Omoronyia, Bashar Nuseibeh, Walid Maalej
2011 Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGSOFT symposium and the 13th European conference on Foundations of software engineering - SIGSOFT/FSE '11  
Such information helps the system cope with technology limitations and designers' uncertainty.  ...  We discuss the motivation and foundations of Social Sensing and outline a set of research challenges to address in future work.  ...  We also thank Vinny Cahill, Siobhán Clarke and Gavin Doherty for the discussions which enriched the idea presented in this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2025113.2025196 dblp:conf/sigsoft/AliSSONM11 fatcat:elnbkmlrmreb3h3mggtwivhxyy

Exploring The Social Marketing Impacts of Virtual Brand Community Engagement

I Ping Chiang, Shou En Tu, Ling Hui Wang
2018 Contemporary Management Research  
But the academic research of the brand community and the social media in the past focused on brand loyalty.  ...  Furthermore, PLS will be used to determine the variation in social networking sites' quality, brand communities' engagement, virtual community and equity.  ...  Guo (2015) mentioned the connection of sense of community with the interaction of brand community quality.  ... 
doi:10.7903/cmr.18086 fatcat:47emqtij3bgvdbfzln4nsk5vuq

UAV Aided Aerial-Ground IoT for Air Quality Sensing in Smart City: Architecture, Technologies and Implementation [article]

Zhiwen Hu, Zixuan Bai, Yuzhe Yang, Zijie Zheng, Kaigui Bian, and Lingyang Song
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The deployment strategies of ground sensing and aerial sensing are investigated to improve the quality of the collected data.  ...  The architecture of this system consists of four layers: the sensing layer to collect data, the transmission layer to enable bidirectional communications, the processing layer to analyze and process the  ...  As there are limited number of sensing devices on the ground and limited power of the UAV to detect wide-range 3D space, the deployment of ground sensing and aerial sensing could influence the effectiveness  ... 
arXiv:1809.03746v1 fatcat:s52vl7t2xffwvbdxndg2vq3nui

Impact of a farmers' market nutrition coupon programme on diet quality and psychosocial well-being among low-income adults: protocol for a randomised controlled trial and a longitudinal qualitative investigation

Michelle L Aktary, Stephanie Caron-Roy, Tolulope Sajobi, Heather O'Hara, Peter Leblanc, Sharlette Dunn, Gavin R McCormack, Dianne Timmins, Kylie Ball, Shauna Downs, Leia M Minaker, Candace IJ Nykiforuk (+8 others)
2020 BMJ Open  
Overall diet quality (primary outcome), diet quality subscores, mental well-being, sense of community, food insecurity and malnutrition risk (secondary outcomes) will be assessed at baseline, immediately  ...  These inequities increase the burden of chronic disease in low-income populations. Farmers' market subsidies may improve diet quality and psychosocial well-being among low-income populations.  ...  validated 8-item Brief Sense of Community Scale. 137 Scale components are designed to assess each sense of community dimension according to the McMillan-Chavis (1986) model 138 139 for sense of community  ... 
doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-035143 pmid:32371514 fatcat:5x5ulw6yurelvgz54ehvhqmcga

Citizen-Based Air Quality Monitoring: The Impact on Individual Citizen Scientists and How to Leverage the Benefits to Affect Whole Regions

Teresa Schaefer, Barbara Kieslinger, Claudia Magdalena Fabian
2020 Citizen Science: Theory and Practice  
In an attempt to expand the benefits of low-cost air quality sensors from an individual to a regional level, certain preconditions are key.  ...  Strong support in assuring data quality, visibility of the collected data in online and offline media, broad dissemination of results, and intensified communication with political decision-makers are needed  ...  Acknowledgements We thank all of the citizens involved in the CAPTOR project who contributed their time and resources to this important research and provided us with rich feedback on their role as CAPTOR  ... 
doi:10.5334/cstp.245 fatcat:t6l56kengzb2heeuwoojlsvcvm

Design Principles for Low-Voltage Low-Power Analog Integrated Circuits [chapter]

Wouter A. Serdijn, Albertc C. Woerd, Arthur H. M. Roermund, Jan Davidse
1995 Low-Voltage Low-Power Analog Integrated Circuits  
In this paper it is argued that there are good reasons to choose current as the information-carrying quantity in the case of low-voltage low-power design constraints.  ...  This paper focuses on the influence of the transfer quality on that choice.  ...  More recently he has specialized in the field of low-voltage  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4615-2283-6_8 fatcat:47elwtxj6jaerovmajntdtypra

Social Networks as a Coping Strategy for Food Insecurity and Hunger for Young Aboriginal and Canadian Children

Benita Tam, Leanne Findlay, Dafna Kohen
2014 Societies  
Traditional foods and food sharing are important components of Aboriginal culture, helping to create, maintain, and reinforce social bonds.  ...  Author Contributions All authors have contributed to the conception and design of the study. Leanne Findlay performed the statistical analyses of the study.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like thank Evelyne Bougie from the Health Analysis Division, Statistics Canada, for her assistance in gathering relevant literature for the study.  ... 
doi:10.3390/soc4030463 fatcat:ltwc6d7eivew5fepmpncfrow5u

The Assessment of Soil Quality on the Arable Land in Yellow River Delta Combined with Remote Sensing Technology

Linlin Guo, Hanjie Hao, Yanghua Liu, Haibo Ma, Jingbo An, Qian Sun, Zhao Yang
2017 World Journal of Engineering and Technology  
We found the soil quality in Kenli was dominantly in the low grade (71.85%), with deficient nutrient (SOM and TN), poor structure (high BD) and high EC.  ...  Salinity is the primary limiting factor for soil quality in Kenli, and adjustment of soil salinization through suitable farming practices such as organic fertilizers application, irrigation for leaching  ...  Salinity is the primary limiting factor for soil quality in Kenli, which was influenced by agricultural management and geographical position.  ... 
doi:10.4236/wjet.2017.55b003 fatcat:xc6wed46rjhntojdzwqdvm2jrm

Design principles for low-voltage low-power analog integrated circuits

Wouter A. Serdijn, Albert C. Van Der Woerd, Arthur H. M. Van Roermund, Jan Davidse
1995 Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing  
In this paper it is argued that there are good reasons to choose current as the information-carrying quantity in the case of low-voltage low-power design constraints.  ...  This paper focuses on the influence of the transfer quality on that choice.  ...  More recently he has specialized in the field of low-voltage  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf01239382 fatcat:b2zoqhs3frfh7p2gmkzomriskm

Design Issues and Applications of Wireless Sensor Network

G. Swarnalatha, R. Srilalitha
2017 International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development  
The design of routing protocols in WSNs [5] [6] is influenced by many challenging factors. These factors must be overcome before efficient communication can be achieved in WSNs.  ...  Quality of service In some applications, data should be delivered within a certain period of time from the moment it is sensed, or it will be useless.  ... 
doi:10.31142/ijtsrd4688 fatcat:mwh2sqy4m5bq7f5ke5jz7se4ta

Enhancing the Social Capital of Learning Communities by Using an Ad Hoc Transient Communities Service [chapter]

Sibren Fetter, Adriana J. Berlanga, Peter Sloep
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In online learning, communities can help to enhance learning. However, because of the dynamic nature of communities, attaining and sustaining these communities can be difficult.  ...  One aspect that has an influence on, and is influenced by these dynamics is the social capital of a community.  ...  Acknowledgment The present work was carried out as part of the TENCompetence project, which is (partly) funded by the European Commission (IST-2004-02787) (  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03426-8_19 fatcat:fj725zo6cjgrdh45stqitlrqum

The rise of low-cost sensing for managing air pollution in cities

Prashant Kumar, Lidia Morawska, Claudio Martani, George Biskos, Marina Neophytou, Silvana Di Sabatino, Margaret Bell, Leslie Norford, Rex Britter
2015 Environment International  
Acknowledgements Unless otherwise indicated, the views expressed in this paper are those of the authors.  ...  The authors thank the anonymous reviewers for their constructive and useful comments that have helped to improve the quality of this article.  ...  There are also community-led sensing networks in operation (Air Quality Egg, 2014), allowing the general public to participate in discussions on air quality.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envint.2014.11.019 pmid:25483836 fatcat:gpuhghacerdiffcyqqrzwttdzq
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