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Priming, Assimilation Bias, Social Proof in Social Media
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Priming, Assimilation Bias, Social Proof in Social Media

As the US election draws near, what is the role that social media play in this political process?  How do social theories and psychological tendencies affect the...

Using 'Averages' While Thinking About Social Behavior? That's Probably Wrong!
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Using 'Averages' While Thinking About Social Behavior? That's Probably Wrong!

Using "averages" as a metric while thinking about Social Systems is probably wrong.

On the Importance of Replication in HCI and Social Computing Research
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On the Importance of Replication in HCI and Social Computing Research

How does replication of experiments and systems move HCI research forward?  Wouldn't replication simply waste valuable researcher energy that might be better spent...

How Should Peer Review Evolve?
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How Should Peer Review Evolve?

A simmering debate on peer review processes threatens to boil to the surface of various discussion forums for the scientific communities and the public at large...

Mind Meld in Group Decision Making
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Mind Meld in Group Decision Making

Social computing remains a hot research topic, and basic research on understanding group decision making and conditions under which crowdsourcing can lead to advantages...

Social Media and the Twitter Backchannel at CHI2010
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Social Media and the Twitter Backchannel at CHI2010

A marked difference at CHI 2010 compared to last year is the amount of research around social media and the use of social media during the conference.  These practices...

Time to Rethink Computer Science Education: The (Social) Web Changes Everything!
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Time to Rethink Computer Science Education: The (Social) Web Changes Everything!

Let's rethink computer science education in face of Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and beyond. The Internet have changed everything we know about how computing is done.  It's...

The DARPA Network Challenge and the Design of Social Participation Systems
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The DARPA Network Challenge and the Design of Social Participation Systems

What have we learned from the DARPA Network Challenge and the design of social participation systems?  The principal concern for designers of social participation...

Impact of the Social Web on Computing Research
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Impact of the Social Web on Computing Research

Scientists from diverse fields are feeling the impact of Social Web systems and are publishing research papers that characterize, model, prototype, and evaluate...

Collective Intelligence: a Fad or Real Research?
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Collective Intelligence: a Fad or Real Research?

A recent trend in HCI research is the extension of the long time goal of augmenting human intelligence to "augmenting social intelligence."  That is, enabling not...
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