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Tugging at the Seams: Understanding the Fabric of Social Sites

Tugging at the Seams: Understanding the Fabric of Social Sites
Tugging at the Seams: Understanding the Fabric of Social Sites
Social networking websites are increasingly popular, yet it can be difficult to understand the way in which people use these spaces. This paper 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 apply the method to some facets of social sites, discussing 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, many more people can be included in interactions which are currently limited to the web.
Hooper, Clare
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Millard, David E.
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Stanford-Clark, Andy
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Hooper, Clare
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Millard, David E.
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Stanford-Clark, Andy
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Hooper, Clare, Millard, David E. and Stanford-Clark, Andy (2009) Tugging at the Seams: Understanding the Fabric of Social Sites. Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2009.

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Social networking websites are increasingly popular, yet it can be difficult to understand the way in which people use these spaces. This paper 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 apply the method to some facets of social sites, discussing 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, many more people can be included in interactions which are currently limited to the web.

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Published date: 1 October 2009
Venue - Dates: Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2009, 2009-10-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 271159
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271159
PURE UUID: 9bded988-75e5-4563-8d60-a11ef333fc0a
ORCID for David E. Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710

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Date deposited: 25 May 2010 15:02
Last modified: 28 Feb 2019 01:37

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