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Social Computing Methods, Practices, and Technologies

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  • Benkler, Yochai. 2006. The wealth of networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

  • Katz, James Everett, and Ronald E. Rice. 2002. Social consequences of Internet use: Access, involvement, and interaction. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.


  • Mackay, Hughie, and Gareth Gillespie. 1992. “Extending the social shaping of technology approach: Ideology and appropriation.” Social Studies of Science 22 (4):685-716.
  • MacKenzie, Donald, and Judy Wajcman, eds. 1988. The social shaping of technology. 2nd ed. Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.
  • Rheingold, Howard. 1993. The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Methods of study

» Information Lineage

  • Bose, R. and Frew, J. 2005. “Lineage retrieval for scientific data processing: a survey.” ACM Computing Surveys 37 (1), 1-28.
  • Poore, B. S., and N. R. Chrisman. 2006. “Order from noise: Toward a social theory of geographic information.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 96 (3):508-523.

» Social Markup

  • Text Encoding Initiative Manual

  • Semantic Web
  • Berners-Lee, Tim, James Hendler, and Ora Lassila. 2001. The Semantic Web: A new form of Web content that is meaningful to computers will unleash a revolution of new possibilities. Scientific American.

» Networks

  • Agrawal, Rakesh, Sridhar Rajagopalan, Ramakrishnan Srikant, and Yirong Xu. 2003. Mining newsgroups using networks arising from social behavior. In 12th international conference on world wide web. Budapest, Hungary: ACM Press.
  • Garrido, Maria, and Alexander Halavais. 2003. “Mapping Networks of Support for the Zapatista Movement: Applying Social-Networks Analysis to Study Contemporary Social Movements.” Pp. 165-184 in Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice, edited by M. McCaughey and M.D. Ayers. New York: Routledge.
  • Ouksel, A. M., and A. Sheth. 1999. “Semantic interoperability in global information systems.” SIGMOD Record 28 (1):5-12.
  • Smith, M.A., and P. Kollock, eds. 1999. Communities in Cyberspace. London: Routledge

» Technology

  • Sheppard, E., H. Couclelis, S. Graham, J. Harrington, and H. Onsrud. 1999. “Geographies of the information society.” International Journal of Geographical Information Science 13 (8):797-823.
  • Watts, D.J. (2003). Six Degrees. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.


» Social Networks

  • Diani, Mario. 2000. “Social Movement Networks Virtual and Real.” Information, Communication and Society 3:386-401.
  • Kavanaugh, Andrea L., Debbie Denise Reese, John M. Carroll, and Mary Beth Rosson. 2005. “Weak ties in networked communities.” The Information Society 21 (2):119 – 131.
  • Scott, John. 2000. Social network analysis: A handbook. 2nd ed. Thousands Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

» Open Source

  • Anthony, Denise, Sean W. Smith, and Tim Williamson. “The Quality of Open Source Production: Zealots and Good Samaritans in the Case of Wikipedia.” Dartmouth Technical Report TR2007-606. September 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2007.

» Participative Web

  • Berkeley SIMS Participatory Media course, led by Rheingold and Xiao: http://www.socialtext.net/medialiteracy/index.cgi

» Re-mixing

  • Brown, John Seely and Paul Duguid. 2000. The Social Life of Information. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Business School Press.
  • Jenkins, H. (2006). Convergence Culture. New York: New York University Press.


» Mobile Technology

  • Kluitenberg, E., Sassen, S., Rheingold, H., Brams, K., Pultau, D., Parc, L. 2006. Hybrid Space. Open, 11.

» Searching

  • Brin, S., and L. Page. 1998. “The anatomy of a large-scale hypertextual web search engine.” Computer Networks 30 (1-7):107-117.

» Tagging

  • Golder, Scott A., and Bernardo A. Huberman. 2006. “Usage patterns of collaborative tagging systems.” Journal of Information Science 32 (2):198-208.

» Web 2.0

  • O’Reilly, Tim. 2005. What Is Web 2.0: Design Patterns and Business Models for the Next Generation of Software. O’Reilly Media, Inc.

  ayliu2, 12.15.07

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