Social Web Mining

A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2011) | Viewed by 547

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Professor of Department of Digital Health Systems, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510000, China
Interests: health GIS; VR/ARGIS; geospatial blockchain; semantic web; social web
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Dear Colleagues,

Analysing Social Web (e.g., blogs, Twitter, etc.) post aggregates in real or near-real-time can give us a good indication of the prevailing public opinion(s) of corresponding communities regarding different matters of interest. It can tell us about the general public mood (and changes in it over time, and where ‘the wisdom of the (online) crowds’ is currently pointing, acting like a measure of the psychosocial “pulse” and beat of online societies. As more and more people are getting connected these days to the Internet all over the world, online societies are rapidly becoming a good mirror of offline, conventional societies, and the Social Web is quickly becoming a strategic place of choice to reach out to them and influence them on a large scale in ways that were never possible a few decades ago, e.g., using ‘viral’ (rapidly spreading) videos and other forms of ‘viral’ social marketing techniques and Social Web opinion-shaping interventions. This special issue of Future Internet is dedicated to publishing the latest applied research (methods and applications) surrounding these issues in various sectors, such as defense, healthcare, etc.

Maged N. Kamel Boulos
Guest Editor


  • social web mining
  • info ops
  • cyberinfluence
  • “viral” social marketing
  • technosocial predictive analytics
  • blogs
  • twitter
  • bioterrorism
  • public health surveillance

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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