Talk:Motivation and emotion/Book/2011/Online social networking

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Nice experiments[edit source]

Good to see you experimenting with Wikiversity already. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 03:03, 24 August 2011 (UTC)

Topic Concept[edit source]

As per James' comments on Online Social Networking (OSNs) I thought it would be interesting to tackle this topic from both a motivation and emotion point of view. Although this brings into light two problematic factors: one, will there be enough word count to successfully give a comprehensive overview for both topics? And, secondly how can I successfully link the two topics together in accordance to the book's target audience and purpose?
As per this second factor, I am still contemplation if 'motivation' has purpose under "OSNs - how does it make people feel?" - with that said, I am not denying that knowing the motivation will in effect allow for one to better understand the emotion. For example, if we were to look at Grindr as a social media platform the motivation behind using this platform will highly effect the user's emotion - as an extreme example, but it makes the point.

Based on your structure (which I think is excellent) - I've modified the title to include motivation and emotion - it makes sense for them to together. Since it does mean greater breadth, I wouldn't expect as much depth. -- Jtneill - Talk - c 09:42, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Structure Draft: Online Social Networking - How does it make people feel?[edit source]

With only just having skimmed the literature surface, I have placed the following draft structure together. Any comments or recommendations will be highly appreciated. Total Word Count Approx: 4000

Hi, wasn't sure where to put a comment. Thought the structure looked really good and would answer a lot of what I'd be wondering about. One question did occur to me (and not sure where this would fit in/whether this would be something you're intending to cover already): How do people perceive online friendships from an emotional perspective? Hoping I haven't stuffed up your formatting on this. Jeanette 06:22, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, blondlox, for getting the ball rolling with a great exemplar plan and tweeting about it (soliciting feedback). Main comment here from me in passing - It's a perfectly good structure for getting started - so I've cut and pasted it onto your main page and will "live edit" from there - change back anything you don't want, of course. Sincerely, James -- Jtneill - Talk - c 09:12, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
Well done, love the layout, the use of questions is excellent. The scope is impressive and clearly targeted towards the purpose of the book. For the OSNs section, you could focus on explaining the key functions/features of popular OSNs e.g., include a summary table of popular sites and their functions. Also provide internal links from this section to Wikipedia articles for more detailed info. Note that most of the published literature in this area is very recent. Let me know if you need a hand tracking anything down (e.g., if there are articles not available through the library). Sincerely, James 09:49, 8 September 2011 (UTC)
This is looking really good, Social Networking is such a large part of peoples busy lives these days. It's top on my procrastination list! :) Look forward to your completed chapter! Jemmasanderson 00:14, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Looking forward to seeing where this goes! :) Michelle.n 12:25, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

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Other Topics to Consider[edit source]

Business and Work Topic[edit source]

Unknown where to place such topics, I believe that the topic of "OSNs at work", "OSNs by employers" and "OSNs used to keep up to date with news, etc." needs to be overviewed and added to this chapter. There is no doubt that OSN policy and procedure in workplaces effect and is effected by people's emotions and motivation of OSNs use. Blondlox 03:53, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

Internet Addiction[edit source]

This is a really interesting topic - it would also be an excellent topic to present in schools - keep going & up the good work - Magnoloia Internet Addiction is a new phenomenon that is a clinical condition that is often gone unrecognised. It impacts on people's social lives, their occupations and relationships. A lot of studies have looked into the effects of internet addiction, however little has been studied on the effects and success of treatment programs.

Hi, blondlox. I thought it might be a good idea to add a link to the Social Network movie or discuss soem ideas presented by it as the movie shows the concepts behind facebook and how it was developed.Diego418 01:32, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

feedback[edit source]

Hi Blondlox

Really interested in your topic so have kept it on my watchlist. It's really moving along now!

I'm curious - a lot of the studies you use seem to mention OSNs in relation to the younger generation (e.g. students, teenagers). Is there anything about older people? Wondering because most of the people I know on twitter would have a tough time qualifying as the younger generation. Is this a gap in the research?


J Jeanette 08:32, 27 November 2011 (UTC) (sorry realised I forgot the tildes earlier)

Last minute alterations[edit source]

The chapter has had to go through some cutting due to a)word count limit, b)time frame, and c) the repetition of many concepts and notions around motivation, emotion and practical use. SInce the majority of the 'motivation' section was done this has been kept - still requires some edition at this stage - however it has been decided that instead of providing a complete overview of emotion and then looking at some issues and suggestions on responsible use of OSNs, that merging these two sections would solve the above problems. Thoughts? Blondlox 11:03, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Re: Last minute alterations
Had to do the same thing at the end - big plans, limited word count. You've still got a decent amount in emotion already - might be possible to keep them separate. Think you're right to drop tackling cyber-bullying - probably a chapter in itself. That's my two cents anyway. :) Jeanette 11:10, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

Still To Do[edit source]

This chapter has been finalised to be marked for the Motivation and Emotion Course, however there are still areas which need improvement and more changes that i look to do in the future:

  • Look at the different personality traits as a motivation for OSNs (rather then a brief overview)
  • Extend Emotion to its separate section
  • Are there any emotional precursors towards using Online Social Network sites?
  • Add relevant Images
  • Address other relevant emotional/motivational issues
  • Cyber bullying
  • OSNs as procrastination tool
  • OSNs and behaviour
  • What influence does OSNs have on our behaviour?
  • How does using OSNs change our behaviours?
  • Are these changes positive or negative?

Blondlox 05:16, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, This is a comprehensive overview of motivational and emotional aspects of online social networking. The chapter is well-referenced, showing a very understanding of relevant, contemporary psychological literature. The chapter is well-oriented to a novice reader, with practical advice. The main area for improvement is in aspects of the written expression.

Theory[edit source]

  1. Diverse range of theory is considered, although no theory is offered in particular depth.

Research[edit source]

  1. Excellent referencing and reading of contemporary research
  2. When describing important research findings, indicate the size of effects in addition to whether or not there was an effect or relationship.
  3. Some statements were unreferenced - see the [factual?] tags

Written expression[edit source]

  1. Written expression
    1. The chapter benefited from a well developed Introduction and Summary, which helped in formulating clear take-home self-help messages.
    2. Well done on getting comments on a chapter plan/draft.
    3. Some statements could be explained more clearly - see the [explain?] tags
    4. Avoid directional referencing e.g., "As previously mentioned"
  2. Learning features
    1. Some useful interwiki links were provided
    2. Some highlight boxes were used e.g., with quotes
    3. Perhaps some links to further resources, self-test for online social network addiction etc.?
  3. Spelling, grammar and proofreading
    1. The spelling and grammar for some sentences could be improved - see copyedits.
    2. Some sentences could be split into two sentences - see copyedits.
    3. Use Australian spelling e.g., hypothesize -> hypothesise
  4. APA style
    1. Check capitalisation and italicisation
    2. Use ampersand (&) inside brackets and "and" outside brackets.
    3. Numbers under 10 should be written in words e.g. five

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 10:12, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Multimedia feedback

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Overall[edit source]

  1. Overall, this is a basic, effective overview of the online social networking chapter using slide bullet-points with narrated audio.

Structure and content[edit source]

  1. In the general introduction, establish the self-help focus questions
  2. What are online social networks?
  3. Content is well-selected and structured, following the book chapter.

Communication[edit source]

  1. Overall, communication is reasonably effective
  2. Audio is well-paced. Perhaps a slightly pause can be taken between sentence and slides at time to allow the concepts to sink in.
  3. Perhaps provide more examples
  4. Consider using greater tonal range to enhance interest and attention
  5. Consider using images to help illustrate concepts

Production quality[edit source]

  1. Audio quality is clear. Maybe microphone was a little close (e.g., can hear breathing?)
  2. Text is clear (size, font, contrast)
  3. Thanks for licensing under a Creative Commons Attribution license

-- Jtneill - Talk - c 04:28, 11 December 2011 (UTC)