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Social Computing

Social computing is a general term for an area of computer science that is concerned with the intersection of social behaviour and computational systems.

“Social Computing with a Purpose”.
Harnessing social collaboration to solve “Internet-scale” challenges. Limitations of today include inability to consistently characterise social capabilities and interests. With the Social Platform, if it is possible to model a problem in terms of social abilities, desires and goals and then distribute the problem amongst social participants.

Wikipedia page on Social Computing

MIT Media Lab

Prediction Markets

HP Social Computing Research

HCI Stanford: Jabberwocky Social Computing Stack

SOCIAM: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines

Microsoft Research Social Computing Group

EU Joint Research Centre (Social Computing)


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