Books

NEW! Introduction to Social Media Investigation
If you’re interested in using social media as an investigative tool, Introduction to Social Media Investigation will show you how! Social networks and social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, are some of the most popular services on the Web, with hundreds of millions of users. The public information that people share on these sites can be valuable for anyone interested in investigating people of interest through open, public sources. Social media as an investigative device is in its infancy and not well understood. This book presents an overview of social media and discusses special skills and techniques to use when conducting investigations. The book features hands-on tutorials and case studies and offers additional data-gathering techniques. Presents an overview of social media sites, information types, privacy policies, and other general issues relevant to investigating individuals online Discusses the special skills and techniques needed when conducting investigations using social media Includes hands-on tutorials and case studies using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social media sites using proven investigative techniques Shows how to gather additional data using advanced techniques such as crowdsourcing, data mining, and network analysis.

Analyzing the Social Web
Analyzing the Social Web provides a framework for the analysis of public data currently available and being generated by social networks and social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare. Access and analysis of this public data about people and their connections to one another allows for new applications of traditional social network analysis techniques that let us identify things like who are the most important or influential people in a network, how things will spread through the network, and the nature of peoples’ relationships. Analyzing the Social Web introduces you to these techniques, shows you their application to many different types of social media, and discusses how social media can be used as a tool for interacting with the online public.

Computing with Social Trust
‘Trust’ is used in a variety of ways in computing literature, and social trust is emerging as an important computational problem. In open, distributed systems, like the web, people and organizations can be anonymous and trust and reputation become important. Computing with Social Trust brings together a collection of important work in computing social trust from computer science and related disciplines. It is divided into three major sections. The first addresses theory, behaviour, and trust management, covering social analyses of how people develop trust, the dynamics of trust relationships, and systems for trust management. The second section describes algorithms and methods for computing trust in social contexts. Social networks, profile similarity, and participation in online communities are all potential sources from which trust can be computed. The final section contains applications that use trust, such as recommender systems, website access control, and email filtering.

Art Theory for Web Design
This book introduces essential concepts of color and design theory with the web in mind. Technical issues of coding and accessibility are addressed from the beginning to allow for immediate experimentation with the visual interface. Each design concept is illustrated with artistic examples, sample web pages, and related usability issues so readers understand how these principles should guide basic choices in web design. For web designers who are looking for a foundation in art theory.