Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets

Theory and Methods

  • Elisa Bertino
  • Sorin Adam Matei

Part of the Computational Social Sciences book series (CSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

  3. Methods for Researching Trust and Credibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Yun Huang, Cindy Weng, Baozhen Lee, Noshir Contractor
      Pages 47-55
    3. Ning Zhang, Lingyun Ruan, Luo Si
      Pages 91-99
  4. Tools for Enhancing Trust and Transparency

  5. Novel Research Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Andrew Gelman, Keith O’Rourke
      Pages 161-165
  6. Research Opportunities and Gaps in Trust, Credibility, and Authorship Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Sorin Adam Matei, Brian Britt, Elisa Bertino, Jeremy Foote
      Pages 169-196
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-198

About this book


This title discusses the emerging trends in defining, measuring, and operationalizing reputation as a new and essential component of the knowledge that is generated and consumed online. The book also proposes a future research agenda related to these issues—with the ultimate goal of shaping the next generation of theoretical and analytic strategies needed for understanding how knowledge markets are influenced by social interactions and reputations built around functional roles.

Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets exposes issues that have not been satisfactorily dealt with in the current literature. In a broader sense, the volume aims to change the way in which knowledge generation in social media spaces is understood and utilized. The tools, theories, and methodologies proposed here offer concrete avenues for developing the next generation of research strategies and applications that will help: tomorrow’s information consumers make smarter choices, developers to create new tools, and researchers to launch new research programs.


Big Data Book Computational Social Science Data Mining Wikipedia Functional Role Interaction Measurement Online Reputation Reputation Management Reputation Mechanism Reputation Research Social Network Analysis Social Network Reputation Synthetic Indicators of Collaboration Trust Mechanisms

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisa Bertino
    • 1
  • Sorin Adam Matei
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer SciencePurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Brian Lamb School of CommunicationPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-05466-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-05467-4
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