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The Meaning of Social Web: A Framework for Identifying Emerging Media Business Models

  • Soley Rasmussen
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Abstract

In order to create a basis for future empirical inquiries, this paper presents a crossdisciplinary review of literature on Social Web and similar concepts by mapping them in a conceptual framework inspired by the Phaneroscopy and semiotics of the American philosopher C. S. Peirce. The relevance of the framework is demonstrated by an analysis of literature on blogs. The paper concludes by outlining the main challenges that the Social Web poses for traditional media companies, specifically newspapers.

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Conceptual Framework Social Medium Business Model White Space Social Computing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Applied ICTCopenhagen Business SchoolCopenhagenDenmark

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