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Towards a Suite of Tools for Re-imagining Online Social Phenomena

Owens Hooper, Clare J., Millard, David E. and Stanford-Clark, Andy (2009) Towards a Suite of Tools for Re-imagining Online Social Phenomena At Interface 2009.

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Social networking websites have become increasingly popular in recent times, and can be a source of fun and emotional support. However, a large chunk of society is excluded from this arena of social interaction: for example, in general elderly people face a range of obstacles to the uptake of technology. This paper describes our plans to use methods from a wide range of disciplines to better understand online social phenomena. This deeper understanding will allow us to provide social functions via novel and accessible communication channels. These might include televisions and telephones, alongside more unusual technologies such as digital photo frames and microprinters. We hope to provide the basis for a social fabric to improve technology access, and help a wider range of people benefit from social technologies.

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Published date: 9 July 2009
Venue - Dates: Interface 2009, 2009-07-09
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 271389
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Date deposited: 12 Jul 2010 17:37
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:43

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Author: Clare J. Owens Hooper
Author: David E. Millard ORCID iD
Author: Andy Stanford-Clark

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