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The Social Web is a specified term for the World Wide Web as a kind of Social Media. The term is currently used to describe how people socialize or interact with each other throughout the Web. The Social Web mostly refers to social networking, myspace for example, and content-sharing sites (which also offer a social networking functionality) within Web 2.0. These social websites are mostly formed around the connections of people of the same interest, but there are several theories that specifies exactly how this formation works. There are for example said to be "people focus" websites such as PalBlast, Bebo, Facebook, and Myspace, that focus of social interaction, often by making the user create an online identity (and a profile). There is also socializing on the web that is typified by "hobby focus". For example, if one is interested in photography and wants to share this with like-minded people, then there are photography websites such as Flickr, Kodak Gallery and Photobucket. Often when speaking about the Social Web, collective intelligence is mentioned. Collective intelligence refers to the phenomena of internet users getting together, sharing content, in order to create something bigger than one single person could do. Sometimes, this is also called Wisdom of Crowds. Wikipedia is a perfect example of this. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Social web)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'social web': 8 (0.5% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'social web' across all Ariadne articles: 14
  • Average number of references to 'social web' per Ariadne article: 1.75
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'social web': 2007-07
  • Trending factor of 'social web': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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  1. chris rusbridge (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. kirsty pitkin (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. matthew brack (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. noa aharony (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. keith doyle (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Connecting Researchers at the University of Bath

Jez Cope and Geraldine Jones describe a recent series of events introducing social media to research students at the University of Bath.

July 2011, issue67, feature article

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