On the Importance of Personal Profiles to Enhance Social Interaction in Learning Networks

  • Adriana Berlanga Flores (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesTalk or presentation (not at a conference)Academic


    Nowadays, we witness a surge of online profiling communities; in them people make their profile available to others with the intention to share it and get in touch with others, find previous friends, classmates or colleagues, or look for new opportunities. Given their capacity to encourage members to be connected with other members and their growing popularity, we hold that some lessons can be learned from such communities. In this paper’s initial exploration, we analyze some of the most popular profile sites to spot indications on profile composition and the affordances they use to encourage people to interact and to establish connections with other members. Based on this we discuss the importance of personal profiles depicting the characteristics and support mechanisms needed to enhance social interaction in Learning Networks.
    Period24 Jul 2008
    Event titleIADIS International Conference on Web Based Communities 2008
    Event typeConference
    LocationAmsterdam, NetherlandsShow on map