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Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets

The first major publication of the KredibleNet project is out. The volume  Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods discusses the emerging trends in defining, measuring, and operationalizing reputation as a new and essential component

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A round up of latest new media / social media research

An update from the Nieman Journalism Lab While high-level speculation continues on the future of news and information, research studies are providing a more under-the-hood look at the practices of journalists, outlets, and the digital networks in which they operate.

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The Social Control of Impersonal Trust

How do societies control trust in impersonal relations?  The older paper “The Social Control of Impersonal Trust” talks about how impersonal trust emerges. Despite procedural norms, structural constraints, entry restrictions, policing mechanisms, social-control specialists, and insurance-like arrangementsopportunities for abuse still exist, lowering trust. How

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