Social networks

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Isolated AgTech in Australia? A social network analysis of an innovative sector

Social networks are an integral component of entrepreneurial ecosystems. This study builds on an academic body of research into social networks between centres of innovation capital and geographically distant entrepreneurial ecosystems seeking funding.
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Designing energy feedback for a local social network

Highlights 24 design principles for energy feedback relevant within a local social network. End-user consultation revealed empirical support for 15 principles. There appears to be no ‘one size fits all’ type of energy feedback. The general public needs to be educated around the concept of...
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Bridging the relationship gap: using social network theories to inform library services for graduate students

This article provides practical, relationship-driven options for increasing librarians’ engagement with graduate students.
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Social influences on gamblers by risk group: an egocentric social network analysis

This study is the first to consider and directly compare the social networks of non-gamblers and non-problem, low risk, moderate risk and problem gamblers. It highlights the distinct role of social influence, likely through normalisation and social selection, not just of gambling, but also experiencing...
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Beyond marks: new tools to visualise student engagement via social networks

Evidence shows that engaged students perform better academically than disinterested students. Measurement of engagement with education is difficult and imprecise, especially in large student cohorts. Traditional measurements such as summary statistics derived from assessment are crude secondary measures of engagement at best and do not...
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Ad hoc innovation by users of social networks: The case of Twitter

A study on the social networking platform, 'Twitter', its operations, its impact on daily life and how users have shaped it. Generic, flexible social media spaces such as Facebook and Twitter constitute an increasingly important element in our overall media repertoires. They provide a technological...
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Bots in the Twittersphere

Twitter bots are accounts that can post content or interact with other users in an automated way and without direct human input. This study focuses on a particular kind of bot behavior - bots that tweet or retweet links to content around the web.
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Sources shared on Twitter: a case study on immigration

As news organisations battle charges of 'fake news' and face low levels of trust from a skeptical public, this study suggests that news outlets still play the largest role in content that gets shared on Twitter, at least when it comes to one contentious issue...
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Balmoral fire connect: a case study of social networks and the diffusion of bushfire preparedness information in a rural community.

This report examines the diffusion of information using social network analysis of four key staff at BBNC. This demonstrates a supplementary method whereby rural networks can add to the formal fire safety education available in the community.