Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining

2018 Edition
| Editors: Reda Alhajj, Jon Rokne

Human Behavior and Social Networks

  • Adrian David CheokEmail author
  • Bosede Iyiade Edwards
  • Idris Oladele Muniru
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-7131-2_235




Referring to 24 h a day, 7 days a week, especially in reference to Internet connection and communication

Dunbar’s number

A suggested cognitive limit to the number of people with whom one can maintain stable social relationships


The phenomenon of society being always connected through networks, readily accessible, interactive, and information rich

Social learning

Learning incorporating social media, gaming, real-time feedback, and simulations


Human behavior describes the ways in which humans act and interact, and it is influenced by several factors including genetic makeup and sociocultural factors or the interaction of these. The influence of technology, and especially social media, on human life has brought about tremendous changes in human behavior; these changes cut across several areas of human interaction, affecting the way people communicate, work, learn,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian David Cheok
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Bosede Iyiade Edwards
    • 1
    • 2
  • Idris Oladele Muniru
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Imagineering InstituteIskandar PuteriMalaysia
  2. 2.City, University of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Przemysław Kazienko
    • 1
  • Jaroslaw Jankowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Management, Institute of InformaticsWrocław University of TechnologyWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer Science and Information TechnologyWest Pomeranian University of TechnologySzczecinPoland