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Mimi Ito on Amateur Media: Incremental, Experimental
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Mimi Ito on Amateur Media: Incremental, Experimental

When late night comedy can't retain an audience but a man lipsynching in his chair nets more than 700 million views, we know that something is up. What makes...

CSCW Day 3: Homelessness & Technology
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CSCW Day 3: Homelessness & Technology

 As I looked out the window of my plane at the sun setting on the horizon, turning the clouds a deep red, I began piecing my thoughts together for this final blog...

Thinking Globally, Thinking Locally: Infrastructures For Collaboration
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Thinking Globally, Thinking Locally: Infrastructures For Collaboration

What does it take for people to collaborate in spite of geographical, disciplinary and cultural differences?  This article looks at the work of two researchers...

Investigating Old Problems in a New Light at CSCW, Day 2
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Investigating Old Problems in a New Light at CSCW, Day 2

This post will give a summary of one paper each from sessions on Groupware Technologies, the experimental CSCW Horizons, and Everyday Healthcare.

Death and the Digital World
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Death and the Digital World

Imagine you’re a parent who has suffered the unthinkable: your child has died. How do you cope with such a traumatic, painful, and disorienting experience? For...

Terms of Service, Ethics and Bias
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Terms of Service, Ethics and Bias

Data mining researchers, application builders, and social scientists want to collect and analyze data about your activities online. But when do we cross the line...

Time Travel Is Now Possible
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Time Travel Is Now Possible

I will be reporting on two of the sessions I attended this afternoon. One session was on analyzing interactions, which dealt primarily with methods for measuring...

Clay Shirky: Doing Work, or Doing Work?
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Clay Shirky: Doing Work, or Doing Work?

In a keynote delivered to this year's ACM conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), author and academic Clay Shirky captured the distinction between...

Paucity to Plethora: Jevons Paradox
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Paucity to Plethora: Jevons Paradox

I suspect much of computing is still socially conditioned by its roots in computational paucity to recognize fully the true opportunity afforded by computational...

WSDM 2010: Day 3
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WSDM 2010: Day 3

Third day of WSDM 2010.

WSDM 2010: Day 2
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WSDM 2010: Day 2

 Report on 2nd day of WSDM 2010.

WSDM 2010: Day 1
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WSDM 2010: Day 1

 Report on first day of WSDM 2010 conference.

Third Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)
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Third Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010)

 Report on Third Workshop on Search and Social Media (SSM 2010).

What Will 2010 Bring?
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What Will 2010 Bring?

What changes will we see in 2010 in computing?

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...

The Ghosts of Holiday Shopping: Past, Present and Future
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The Ghosts of Holiday Shopping: Past, Present and Future

In many parts of the western world, the frenzy of holiday shopping has reached its crescendo.  With apologies to Charles Dickens, it is instructive to consider...

The Rise of the External Brain
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The Rise of the External Brain

From an entirely unexpected source, we begin to realize the dream of an external brain that supplements our knowledge, wisdom, and memories.

Better GPS Software Through ­User Feedback
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Better GPS Software Through ­User Feedback

I appreciate my GPS software can tell me where I am, but it should get better at predicting where I will go.

What the Cloud Means For HCI
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What the Cloud Means For HCI

The CTO roundtable on cloud computing article in a past issue of CACM made me start thinking about what cloud computing really means for HCI and how people will...

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...
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