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Announcement: Social Computing Bibliography

Working bibliography of the Transliteracies Social Computing research group. This bibliography was created by research assistants Monica Bulger and Katrina Kimport, and will be expanded as the Transliteracies project continues. See also the Online Literacy Skills Bibliography and the History of Reading group’s bibliography. Objects for Study in the project’s Research Clearinghouse contains annotated citations of a wider range of related materials (including web, hardware, software, historical, and artistic resources as well as selected items from this bibliography).

Table of Contents

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.

Information Credibility

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  • Case, Donald Owen. 2007. Looking for information: A survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior. 2nd ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Metzger, M. J., & Flanagin, A. J. (2008). Digital media, youth, and credibility. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
    Chapters of interest: * Eysenbach, Gunther. “Credibility of Health Information and Digital Media: New Perspectives and Implications for Youth.” pp. 123-154. * Flanagin, Andrew J., and Miriam J. Metzger. “Digital Media and Youth: Unparalleled Opportunity and Unprecendented Responsibility.” pp. 5-27. * Lankes, R. David. “Trusting the Internet: New Approaches to Credibility Tools.” pp. 101-121.
  • Vedder, Anton, and Robert Wachbroit. 2003. “Reliability of information on the Internet: Some distinctions.” Ethics and Information Technology 5 (4):211-215.


  • Kleinberg, Jon M. 1999. “Authoritative sources in a hyperlinked environment.” Journal of the ACM 46 (5):604-632.
  • Soo Young, Rieh. 2002. “Judgment of information quality and cognitive authority in the Web.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53 (2):145-161.
  • Shaker, Lee. 2006. “In Google we trust: Information integrity in the digital age.” First Monday 11 (4).
  • Soo Young, Rieh. 2002. “Judgment of information quality and cognitive authority in the Web.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53 (2):145-161.

Collaborative Authoring

  • Emigh, William, and Susan C. Herring. 2005. “Collaborative authoring on the web: A genre analysis of online encyclopedias.” Paper read at 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS ‘05), at Waikoloa, Hawaii


  • Clanchy, M.T. 1993. From Memory to Written Record, England 1066-1307. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Limited.
  • Delli Carpini, Michael X., and Scott Keeter. 2003. “The Internet and an informed citizenry.” In The civic web: Online politics and democratic values, edited by D. M. Anderson and M. Cornfield. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Flanagin, A. J., and M. J. Metzger. 2000. “Perceptions of Internet information credibility.” Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly 77 (3):515-540.
  • Fogg, B. J., Soohoo Cathy, R. Danielson David, Marable Leslie, Stanford Julianne, and R. Tauber Ellen. 2003. “How do users evaluate the credibility of Web sites?: a study with over 2,500 participants.” In Proceedings of the 2003 conference on Designing for user experiences. San Francisco, California: ACM Press.
  • Fogg, B. J., Marshall Jonathan, Kameda Tami, Solomon Joshua, Rangnekar Akshay, Boyd John, and Brown Bonny. 2001. “Web credibility research: a method for online experiments and early study results.” In CHI ‘01 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems. Seattle, Washington: ACM Press.
  • James, Collins. 2006. “An investigation of web-page credibility.” J. Comput. Small Coll. 21 (4):16-21.
  • Metzger, Miriam J., Andrew J. Flanagin, Keren Eyal, Daisy R. Lemus, and Robert M. McCann. 2003. “Credibility for the 21st century: Integrating perspectives on source, message, and media credibility in the contemporary media environment.” Communication Yearbook 27 (1):293-335.
  • Shawn, Tseng, and B. J. Fogg. 1999. “Credibility and computing technology.” Commun. ACM 42 (5):39-44.
  • Wathen, C. Nadine, and Jacquelyn Burkell. 2002. “Believe it or not: Factors influencing credibility on the Web.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 53 (2):134-144.


  • Weinberger, D. 2007. Everything is Miscellaneous. New York: Times Books.


  • Corritore, C. L., Kracher, B., and Wiedenbeck, S. 2003. “On-line trust: concepts, evolving themes, a model.” International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 58 (6), 737-758.
  • Uslaner, E. M. 2004. “Trust, civic engagement, and the Internet.” Political Communication 21 (2):223-242. [also listed in Collective Action entry]
  • Yanjun, Zuo, and Panda Brajendra. 2006. “Information trustworthiness evaluation based on trust combination.” In Proceedings of the 2006 ACM symposium on Applied computing. Dijon, France: ACM Press.
  • Yolanda, Gil, and Artz Donovan. 2006. “Towards content trust of web resources.” In Proceedings of the 15th international conference on World Wide Web. Edinburgh, Scotland: ACM Press.
  • Zeng, Honglei, Maher A. Alhossaini, Li Ding, Richard Fikes, and Deborah L. McGuinness. 2006. “Computing trust from revision history.” In PST’06: International Conference on Privacy, Security and Trust. Ontario, Canada.

Validation / Verification

Collective Action

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  • Bennett, D. & Fielding, P. 1999. The Net Effect: How Cyberadvocacy is Changing the Political Landscape. Washington, DC: Capitol Advantage.
  • Bimber, Bruce, Andrew Flanagin, and Cynthia Stohl. 2005. “Reconceptualizing collective action in the contemporary media environment.” Communication Theory 15 (4):365-388.
  • Cunningham, Ward, and Bo Leuf. 2001. The wiki way: Quick collaboration on the web. New York: Addison-Wesley.
  • DiMaggio, Paul, Eszter Hargittai, W. Russell Neuman, and John P. Robinson. 2001. “Social implications of the Internet.” Annual Review of Sociology 27 (1):307-336.
  • Eagleton-Pierce, Matthew. 2001. “The Internet and the Seattle WTO Protests.” Peace Review 13:331-337.
  • Earl, Jennifer. 2006. “Pursuing Social Change Online: The Use of Four Protest Tactics on the Internet.” Social Science Computer Review 24: 362-377.
  • Earl, Jennifer, and Alan Schussman. 2004. “Cease and Desist: Repression, Strategic Voting and the 2000 Presidential Election.” Mobilization 9:181-202.
  • Flanagin, Andrew, Cynthia Stohl, and Bruce Bimber. 2006. “Modeling the structure of collective action.” Communication Monographs 73 (1):29-54.
  • Jerit, J., J. Barabas, and T. Bolsen. 2006. “Citizens, knowledge, and the information environment.” American Journal of Political Science 50 (2):266-282.
  • Kahn, R., & Kellner, D. 2004. “New Media and Internet Activism: From the ‘Battle of Seattle’ to blogging.” New Media & Society, 6: 87-95.
  • McCaughey, M. and M.D. Ayers, eds. 2003. Cyberactivism: Online Activism in Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge.
  • Myers, Daniel J. 1994. “Communication Technology and Social Movements: Contributions of Computer Networks to Activism.” Social Science Computer Review 12:251-260.
  • Pigg, Kenneth E., and Laura Duffy Crank. 2004. “Building community social capital: The potential and promise of information and communications technologies.” The Journal of Community Informatics 1 (1).
  • Rheingold, H. (2002). Smart Mobs. Cambridge: Basic Books.
  • Rice, Ronald E. 2002. “Primary issues in Internet use: Access, civic and community involvement, and social interaction and expression.” In The handbook of new media: Social shaping and consequences of ICTs, edited by L. A. Lievrouw and S. M. Livingstone. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


  • Bimber, Bruce A. 2000. “The study of information technology and civic engagement.” Political Communication 17 (4):329-333.
  • Bimber, Bruce A. 2005. “The Internet and political fragmentation.” In Democracy in the 21st Century Conference. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • Jennings, M. K., and V. Zeitner. 2003. “Internet use and civic engagement: A longitudinal analysis.” Public Opinion Quarterly 67 (3):311-334.
  • Moy, P., E. Manosevitch, K. Stamm, and K. Dunsmore. 2005. “Linking dimensions of Internet use and civic engagement.” Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 82 (3):571-586.
  • Shah, D. V., J. C. Cho, W. P. Eveland, and N. Kwak. 2005. “Information and expression in a digital age: Modeling Internet effects on civic participation.” Communication Research 32 (5):531-565.
  • Uslaner, E. M. 2004. “Trust, civic engagement, and the Internet.” Political Communication 21 (2):223-242.
  • Witschge, Tamara. 2004. “Online deliberation: Possibilities of the Internet for deliberative democracy.” In Democracy online: The prospects for political renewal through the Internet, edited by P. Shane. New York: Routledge.

Five-minute Activism

Free Rider

  • Adar, Eytan, and Bernardo A. Huberman. 2000. “Free riding on Gnutella.” First Monday 5 (10).
  • Bimber, B., Flanagin, A. J., & Stohl, C. (2005). “Reconceptualizing Collective Action in the Contemporary Media Environment.” Communication Theory, 15, 365-388.

Political Action

  • Hindman, Matthew, Kostas Tsioutsiouliklis, and Judy A. Johnson. 2003. ”’Googlearchy’: How a few heavily-linked sites dominate politics on the web.”
  • Price, Vincent, Lilach Nir, and Joseph N. Cappella. 2006. “Normative and informational influences in online political discussions.” Communication Theory 16 (1):47-74.
  • Stanley, J. W., and C. Weare. 2004. “The effects of internet use on political participation: Evidence from an agency online discussion forum.” Administration & Society 36 (5):503-527.
  • Tolbert, C. J., and R. S. McNeal. 2003. “Unraveling the effects of the Internet on political participation?” Political Research Quarterly 56 (2):175-185.
  • Valentino, Nicholas A., Vincent L. Hutchings, and Dmitri Williams. 2004. “The impact of political advertising on knowledge, Internet information seeking, and candidate preference.” Journal of Communication 54 (2):337-354.