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The future of social information

Abstract:

This concluding chapter looks at several current trends and developments in social tools. The trends and tools are discussed as a way to understand how social tools may evolve and change in the future. Trends such as social product development, gaming and crowd sourcing, the integration of social features into proprietary tools, social capital, content ownership, specialized social networks, and the role of social tools in political and societal change are briefly discussed. The issue of online safety is revisited briefly. Finally, the chapter concludes with tips on staying current on social tools.

Key words

Future of social tools

future of social information

trends

online safety

current awareness ...

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