Book Review on WEB SOCIAL SCIENCE - CONCEPTS, DATA AND TOOLS FOR SOCIAL SCIENTIST IN THE DIGITAL AGE by Robert ACKLAND
Web, social media network, hyperlink, power law, Robert Ackland
The goal of this book, as mentioned in the introductory part, is to provide a very usable instrument for everyone to understand the social, political and economical dimensions of the web and also their implications regarding the existence of the contemporary society. Following this goal, the book is structured into two main parts, the first concerned with presenting and describing the main methods used in social science when conducting research on the web, and the second provides examples of different aspects that can and should be investigated using the web by social scientists. The examples provided by Ackland in his book range from friendship formation to politics, government and commerce related aspects.