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Social software applications include communication tools and interactive tools. Communication tools typically handle the capturing, storing and presentation of communication, usually written but increasingly including audio and video as well. Interactive tools handle mediated interactions between a pair or group of users. They focus on establishing and maintaining a connection among users, facilitating the mechanics of conversation and talk. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Social software)

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Metadata related to 'social software' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'social software': 21 (1.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'social software' across all Ariadne articles: 36
  • Average number of references to 'social software' per Ariadne article: 1.71
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'social software': 2006-04
  • Trending factor of 'social software': 2.8 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'social software':

  1. sarah hammond (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. ann chapman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. sue manuel (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. charles oppenheim (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. philip pothen (see articles on this topic by this author)

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The Digital Library and Its Services

Neil Beagrie and Rachel Bruce report on a two-day invitational conference on The Digital Library and its Services sponsored by The British Library, JISC and UKOLN under the aegis of the British Library/JISC Partnership, held in the British Library Conference Centre on over 6-7 March 2006.

April 2006, issue47, event report

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by Dr. Radut