Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 10 of 387 items for :

  • All: Trust and Virtual Worlds. contemporary Perspectives x
  • Media and Communication x
Clear All
Restricted access

unchanging trait, a process, or an emergent state� As a consequence, there has been a considerable rise in discourses concerning trust from a range of academic disciplines and perspectives since the 1990s� The term trust is used in a variety of distinct, and not always compatible ways within social sciences research� Aydemir Okay16 The concept of trust has been approached from various theoretical frameworks such as transaction cost theory, social exchange theory, agency theory, the re- source-based view of the firm, system theory, attribution theory etc� (Hassan and

Restricted access

Series:

- ity as resulting from a fundamental existential disconnection, suggesting that a ‘divorce between man and his life […] is properly the feeling of absurdity.’ 4 Chapter 1 This then is the extent of the absurdity we face, an absurdity mod- elled and thereby aggravated by the forms and genres of contemporary mass media culture. The virtual society – this civilization of electronic government, digital play, reality television and online networking – gen- erates a world in which the empty fantasies of World of Warcraft parallel the prevailing condition of absurdity

Restricted access

is uncertainty� The importance of uncertainty in social media necessitates scholars to discuss issues such as: constituents’ geographical distance, reflection of their authentic identities, and trust� This study focuses on the issue of brand trust in social media� In the relevant literature, research on trust in the online world and their focus of attention are discussed� Based on these discussions, the following topics are undertaken: trust, brand trust and its premises, virtual brand communities and brand loyalty rela- tion� The objective of this research is

Restricted access

and Information Technologies, Vol 5, No 6, p. 8031–8032. Stoddart, E. (2014). (In)visibility Before Privacy: A Theological Ethics of Surveillance as Social Sorting. Studies in Christian Ethics, Vol 27, No 1, p. 33–49. Turgut, S. (2013). Yeni Medya. İstanbul: Destek Yayınevi. Valentini, C., Kruckeberg, D. (2011). Public Relations and Trust in Contemporary Global Society: A Luhmannian Perspective of the Role of Public Relations in Enhancing Trust among Social Systems. Central European Journal of Communication, Vol 4, No 1, p. 91–107. Valentini, C., Kruckeberg, D

Restricted access

Series:

had to become a registered user of a gay male website to gather photographic material (in the introduc- tion, Castetbon also explains that, given that the exchanges between the participants and himself were based on trust, he did not want to pass for a woman and therefore lie to potential female participants; nonetheless, one can indeed regret the absence of women in this book). The photographs previously described and their virtual circulation in cyberspace are also indicative of a number of phenomena: the development and the democra- tisation of increasingly

Restricted access

Series:

thereby aggravated by the forms and genres of contemporary mass media culture. The virtual society – this civilization of electronic govern- ment, digital play, reality television and online networking – generates a world in which the empty fantasies of World of Warcraft parallel the prevail- ing condition of absurdity experienced by a civilization which has sought to wage a War on Terror, an absurdly abstract and devastatingly immediate phenomenon which keeps refusing to be consigned to the pages of history. This book explores how these media forms perpetuate and

Restricted access

Series:

Critical Studies in the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California. Her Book The Virtual Window examines perspective in today’s digital world. [Her] book took shape while the screens of cinema, television and computer began to converge, gradually losing their apparatical distinctions. Now, a variety of screens—long and wide and square, large and small, composed of grains, composed of pixels, lit by projected light, cathode-ray tube, plasma, LCD—compete for our attention without any convincing arguments about hegemony. Screens are the

Restricted access

Series:

focuses on exploring the differences in ideology and perspective and enactions in software that exist between the books. I am interested in documenting how the ideas about these software systems have changed in the 22 years in which I have found guidebooks about running online/virtual communities—specifically, starting with books from the pre-web hobbyist era of Bulletin Board Sites (BBSes) and tracing them through to the emergence and development of a thriving web industry. For instance, there are tensions between the free software movement and culture and the

Restricted access

political trust is a rational criterion� Yet, the fact that political trust is affected by the performance of the institutions as well as identity and cultural factors shows that political trust has a social, ideo- logical and rational basis in the regions where there is intense emotional (ethnic, ideological, etc�) disintegration� Hasan Güllüpunar-Emre Ş� Aslan184 Social and Political Elements of Political Trust In the political science literature, political trust can be viewed from two main perspectives� These are the institutional theory arguing that political

Restricted access

Series:

tips and marketing information. A significant reason for joining certain groups is for the connections and building of social capital. “Joining groups help sellers reach new customers with particu- lar interests and keep existing customers aware of new products or sales (Huffaker et al., 2010, p. 16). » Virtual Worlds and Social Capital Building social capital is also found in online game environments. Players in gaming communities engage in “bridging social capital—the loose connections between relative strangers that lead to diverse networks and information