Tugging at the Seams: Understanding the Fabric of Social Sites

Owens Hooper, Clare (2009) Tugging at the Seams: Understanding the Fabric of Social Sites. At Hypertext 2009


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Social networking websites have become increasingly popular in recent times, yet it can be difficult to understand the way in which people use these spaces. This poster presents a systematic deconstruction method which grants insight into the nature of a given experience, and shows how this knowledge can be used to reconstruct experiences in new contexts. The authors demonstrate the method by applying it to some key facets of social websites, and discuss how the functionality might be reconstructed in different contexts such as ubiquitous computing. We evaluate the method and discuss the findings, noting that if social material can be provided in new contexts, far more people can be included in interactions which are currently limited to the web.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 271347
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
1 July 2009Published
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2010 15:54
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:16
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271347

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