Understanding social machines


Tinati, Ramine and Carr, Les (2012) Understanding social machines At Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT), 2012 International Conference on and 2012 International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Netherlands. 03 - 05 Sep 2012. , pp. 975-976. (doi:10.1109/SocialCom-PASSAT.2012.25).

Download

[img] PDF Ramine Tinati - Understanding Social Machines - Camera Ready Version.pdf - Accepted Manuscript
Download (133kB)

Description/Abstract

The framework introduced in this paper aims to reflect the characteristics that social machines have been described to have. The framework uses a mixed methods approach underpinned by social theory to provide a detailed and rich understanding of the socio-technical nature of a social machine. The strength of this lies in the diversity of the data being used; whilst the quantitative approach can provide mathematical rigor to the structure and properties of the networks and appreciate its scale, the qualitative approach seeks to examine the `social relations', and the context to how the social machine is enabling humans and technologies to interact and shape each other. Like many studies using empirical-based research, this framework takes advantage of the complementary nature that mixed methods offers, and pushes it further by using an analytical socio-technical lens.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/SocialCom-PASSAT.2012.25
Venue - Dates: Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust (PASSAT), 2012 International Conference on and 2012 International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom), Netherlands, 2012-09-03 - 2012-09-05
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Organisations: Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 366253
Date :
Date Event
September 2012Published
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2014 15:30
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 13:37
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/366253

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item