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Ranking User Influence in Healthcare Social Media

Xuning Tang, Christopher C. Yang
2012 ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology  
A weighted social network is developed to represent the influence between users. We tested our proposed techniques thoroughly on two medical support forums.  ...  In light of the growing activities, how to measure a user's influence to other users in online social media becomes increasingly important.  ...  Participants in healthcare online forum are engaged on specific health issues in the discussions.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2337542.2337558 fatcat:lktqxpr6xzfzfitsl4cuiknclu

The Influence of Group Size in the Asynchronous Online Discussions on the Development of Critical Thinking Skills, and on Improving Students' Performance in Online Discussion Forum

Mohammed Kamal Afify
2019 International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)  
Faculty of Education, and im-proving students' performance in online discussion forums.  ...  Asynchronous Online Discussions (AOD) are considered as one of the most ma-jor tools in learning management systems which are used in universities.  ...  Therefore, group discussions in online forums derived from social interdependence are influenced by the size of the collaborating group [39] .  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijet.v14i05.9351 fatcat:md7ewkzqgnettlekmzphifi5li

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF LEARNERS INTERACTION IN THE ONLINE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: DOES NATIONAL CULTURE MATTER?

Wu Bing, Teoh Ai Ping
2008 AAOU Journal  
Based on the findings of this comparative study, the authors are of the opinion that national cultural diversity of learners affects and influences their learning and interaction behavior in the online  ...  The effect of cultural diversity of learners is in fact prominent in several aspects in their online learning and interaction behavior as observed in the synchronous chat sessions and asynchronous forum  ...  The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance provided by Associate Professor Yuan Wei, the Course Coordinator for Principles of Management Studies in SHTVU for her invaluable support in conducting  ... 
doi:10.1108/aaouj-03-01-2008-b001 fatcat:ee2nn4gs7neqrk6u3nmxmmetma

Learning from Peers on Social Media Platforms

Yingda Lu, Param Vir Singh, Baohong Sun
2011 International Conference on Information Systems  
Our model recognizes the dynamic and interdependent nature of knowledge-seeking and sharing decisions and allows them to be driven by knowledge increments and social-status building in anticipation of  ...  We further demonstrate how a "core/periphery" knowledge sharing structure emerges, discourage users with low social status from participating, and creates a barrier to knowledge sharing and integration  ...  to be a vector of ones in our context. captures the relative importance for determining social status of individual social position in the online discussion forum compared to exogenous factors 8 . is  ... 
dblp:conf/icis/LuSS11 fatcat:komdw627wnaqno46ntyv37bu4q

Strengthening Social Networks in Online Discussion Forums to Facilitate Help Seeking for Solving Problems

Po-Yao Chao, K. Robert Lai, Chen-Chung Liu, Hung-Ming Lin
2018 Educational Technology & Society  
This study developed a proactive online discussion forum that strengthens social networks in an online discussion forum to facilitate help seeking for problem solving.  ...  The findings provide some evidence for the effectiveness of the proactive online discussion forum in terms of promoting students' participation in problem solving and their attitudes towards help seeking  ...  The difference in the ego network patterns of help seeking for problem solving also evidenced the influence of the online social network approach on social participation in an online discussion forum.  ... 
dblp:journals/ets/ChaoLLL18 fatcat:f6kl4yudlbdbvccn6sgzxozj5a

Virtual communities: A marketing perspective

Kristine de Valck, Gerrit H. van Bruggen, Berend Wierenga
2009 Decision Support Systems  
We present three studies that address (i) determinants and effects of virtual community influence on the consumer decision process; (ii) virtual community participation patterns; and (iii) discussion practices  ...  On the basis of extensive quantitative and qualitative research, the authors sketch how consumers make use of virtual communities as social and information networks, and how this affects their decision-making  ...  in discussion forums, have no relationship with community influence on consumer decision-making.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.dss.2009.02.008 fatcat:fvp7bwsqzrchthy7lipzch5iw4

Why We Belong - Exploring Membership of Healthcare Professionals in an Intensive Care Virtual Community Via Online Focus Groups: Rationale and Protocol

Kaye Rolls, Margaret Hansen, Debra Jackson, Doug Elliott
2016 JMIR Research Protocols  
Three asynchronous online focus groups will be convened using a closed secure discussion forum.  ...  A question guide will be used to guide participant discussion. A moderation approach based on the principles of focus group method and e-moderation has been developed.  ...  Influence of Local Social Networks on Clinical Practice For 30 years, evidence-based practices have been viewed as the gold standard.  ... 
doi:10.2196/resprot.5323 pmid:27296929 pmcid:PMC4923593 fatcat:xqhd62zudvc3pluv5pq3gw2s6i

Technical Features of Asynchronous and Synchronous Community Platforms and their Effects on Community Cohesion: A Comparative Study of Forum-based and Chat-based Online Mental Health Communities

Han Li, Robert E Kraut, Haiyi Zhu
2021 Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication  
This article examines how technical features of forums and chat groups influence community cohesion by affecting patterns of social interactions among participants.  ...  Data from 20 forums and 20 chat groups on mental health in mainland China show that chat groups were more cohesive than forums.  ...  Discussion In the present study, we compared the community-level cohesion and individual-level communication patterns among participants in forum-based and chat-based OMHCs.  ... 
doi:10.1093/jcmc/zmab016 fatcat:6pdl7lwtyzbcrglrp4mlpxyoyu

Virtual Users Support Forum: Do Community Members Really Want to Help You?

Alessandro Gabbiadini, Silvia Mari, Chiara Volpato
2013 Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking  
Nevertheless, some people choose not to participate in the collective action, but to benefit from the community's resources and to maximize individual outcomes.  ...  The content contribution process can also be interpreted as a social collective action in which we-intentions play a primary role.  ...  Acknowledgment The authors would like to thank the web master as well as the members of htcblog.com for supporting us in the data collection process.  ... 
doi:10.1089/cyber.2012.0412 pmid:23530547 fatcat:4vbbh7rofrbthkmsbxyjbc7b7y

A theory-based video intervention to enhance communication and engagement in online health communities: two experiments

Michael Kilb, Oliver Dickhäuser, Jutta Mata
2022 Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine  
76) and perceived need support, engagement, and goal attainment in a behavior change intervention supported by a forum-based online community (Study 2, N = 537).  ...  Online communities and social networking sites have great potential for supporting health behavior change.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Julia Graßhoff, Kilian Timo Grebe, Miriam Leandra Pfleiderer, Chiara Reis, Julia Strauch, and Christopher Held for support in the development and initial validation  ... 
doi:10.1080/21642850.2022.2032074 pmid:35173999 pmcid:PMC8843193 fatcat:q7mqcegaqzfhlgioxhcgd2qz6y

A Process to Support Analysts in Exploring and Selecting Content from Online Forums

Darlinton Carvalho, Ricardo Marcacini, Carlos Lucena, Solange Rezende
2014 Social Networking  
The public content increasingly available on the Internet, especially in online forums, enables researchers to study society in new ways.  ...  This process is based on unsupervised machine learning techniques like hierarchical clustering and term co-occurrence network.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Rodrigo Pazzini for the help with his expert social media skills.  ... 
doi:10.4236/sn.2014.32011 fatcat:q37ibonpkfaejhslopual3iuwu

SOCIAL INTERACTION MAXIMIZATION WITHIN DISTANCE LEARNING ESP DISCOURSE CLASSROOM

I. M. Baibakova, O. L. Hasko
2020 International Humanitarian University Herald. Philology  
Successful online learning experience depends on social interaction. The latter is treated as crucial in this respect, hence, its maximization is of primary importance.  ...  The paper is focused on maximizing social interaction dealing with ESP discourse studies in the framework of the current online tertiary educational process.  ...  Three main data collection techniques were used within the multi-case study approach registering the data with the web based online portals and discussion forums.  ... 
doi:10.32841/2409-1154.2020.46-1.5 fatcat:7ysc36ibh5gwpnvrua3lzzaidu

What to Say When Seeking Support Online: A Comparison Among Different Levels of Self-Disclosure

Wenjing Pan, Bo Feng, V. Skye Wingate, Siyue Li
2020 Frontiers in Psychology  
Participants' perceived anonymity of the support-seekers mediated the effect of the depth of self-disclosure on the politeness of the response messages.  ...  Compared to participants who read support-seeking posts in the baseline condition, participants who read the support-seeking posts with peripheral self-disclosure wrote support-provision messages with  ...  An interactive online forum was used in the experiment to maximally resemble a real-life experience of participating in online forum discussion.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00978 pmid:32581910 pmcid:PMC7283557 fatcat:uwjag6qylrdq3gfhldftsjpjxq

Everything in Moderation: The Effects of Adult Moderators in Online Youth Communities [chapter]

Meg Cramer, Debbie Zutty, Brooke Foucault, David Huffaker, Dustin Derby, Justine Cassell
2007 Communities and Technologies 2007  
Discussion and Conclusion Based on these results, it is clear that the levels of moderation have an effect on participatory behavior in the online Junior Summit youth forums.  ...  In fact, we argue that these findings on moderation extend to adult online communities, in which highly moderated communities have the same influence on interactivity and equality of participation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-84628-905-7_1 fatcat:hz66qf77ivhefisdgdbxepowci

Taking the Goals of Deliberation Seriously: A Differentiated View on Equality and Equity in Deliberative Designs and Processes

Edana Beauvais, Andre Baechtiger
2016 Journal of Deliberative Democracy  
Focusing on civic forums, we review existing research related to three important aspects of design-participant recruitment, the nature of the interaction, and decision-making-and discuss how different  ...  On the one hand, the value of universal moral equality, which requires abstracting from social circumstances. On the other hand, the value of equity, which requires attending to social circumstances.  ...  Again, it may be difficult to maximize all the aims of deliberation simultaneously in a single forum.  ... 
doi:10.16997/jdd.254 fatcat:txzpexeomnhlnet72rth3vmnma
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