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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.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)


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.

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Published date: 1 July 2009
Venue - Dates: Hypertext 2009, 2009-07-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 271347
PURE UUID: 327e6475-6503-4968-8ae8-07d62062340f

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Date deposited: 05 Jul 2010 15:54
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:44

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Author: Clare Owens Hooper

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