Social Links for Crowds and Things

  • Seng W. Loke
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)


This chapter considers social links formed within crowds of people, often captured digitally in social media networks, including the notions of ‘following’, ‘being followed’, ‘friends’, and ‘connections’. The kind of links within crowds are diverse. This chapter examines three ideas, the notion of favour networks within crowds, automatic social networking, and social networks for things.


Mobile Device Social Link Social Media Network Triadic Closure Stag Hunt 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seng W. Loke
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  1. 1.School of Information TechnologyDeakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

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