Social networking applications

Course Information
TitleΕφαρμογές Κοινωνικής Δικτύωσης / Social networking applications
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolJournalism and Mass Communications
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAndreas Veglis
Course ID140000393

Programme of Study: UPS School of Journalism and Mass Communications (2010-today)

Registered students: 21
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Mass CommunicationsElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-5
JournalismElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)Winter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course gives a basic understanding of the technical means of using the social media in order to discover, create and distribute news. The course begins with a basic introduction to online social networking and its evolution and then deals with the online communities and the popular social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, SoundCloud, etc.) with an emphasis on how journalists using them to researching their stories, sourcing information, publishing and promoting content and monitoring the social impact. Course Structure: 1. Introduction 2. Popular Social Networking Platforms 3. Online Communities 4. Online Forum Solutions 5. Blogs 6. Facebook 7. Twitter 8. LinkedIn 9. Google+ 10. Media Sharing Platforms (YouTube, SoundCloud, Flickr, etc.) 11. User Generated Content 12. Tools for Information Discovery and Multiple Account Management 13. Social Media Monitoring Tools 14. The role of Smartphones in Social Networking
social media, social networking
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
Course Organization
Reading Assigment361.4
Written assigments502
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Additional bibliography for study
Β. Συμπληρωματική Βιβλιογραφία - Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning about a Highly Connected World, D. Easley, J. Kleinberg, Cambridge University Press, 2010 - Social Media: A Critical Introduction, Christian Fuchs, SAGE Publications, 2013 - Social Networking Spaces: From Facebook to Twitter and Everything In Between, Todd Kelsey, Apress, 2010 - The Art of Community, Jono Bacon, O’Reilly Media, 2012 - The social media marketing book, Dan Zarrella, O’Reilly Media, 2010 - The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom, Yochai Benkler, Yale University Press, 2006
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