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Social machines in practice: solutions, stakeholders and scopes

Social machines in practice: solutions, stakeholders and scopes
Social machines in practice: solutions, stakeholders and scopes
This paper frames social machines as problem solving entities, demonstrating how their ecosystems address multiple stakeholders’ problems. It enumerates aspects relevant to the theory and real-world practice of social machines, based on qualitative observations from our experiences building them. We frame evolving issues including: changing functionality, users, data and context; geographical and temporal scope (considering data granularity and visibility); and social scope. The latter is wide-ranging, including motivation, trust, experience, security, governance, control, provenance, privacy and law. We provide suggestions about building flexibility into social machines to allow for change, and defining social machines in terms of problems and stakeholders.
Hooper, Clare
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Bailey, Brian
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Glaser, Hugh
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Hendler, James
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Hooper, Clare
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Bailey, Brian
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Glaser, Hugh
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Hendler, James
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Hooper, Clare, Bailey, Brian, Glaser, Hugh and Hendler, James (2016) Social machines in practice: solutions, stakeholders and scopes. At WebSci 2016 WebSci 2016, Germany. 22 - 25 May 2016. 5 pp.

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Abstract

This paper frames social machines as problem solving entities, demonstrating how their ecosystems address multiple stakeholders’ problems. It enumerates aspects relevant to the theory and real-world practice of social machines, based on qualitative observations from our experiences building them. We frame evolving issues including: changing functionality, users, data and context; geographical and temporal scope (considering data granularity and visibility); and social scope. The latter is wide-ranging, including motivation, trust, experience, security, governance, control, provenance, privacy and law. We provide suggestions about building flexibility into social machines to allow for change, and defining social machines in terms of problems and stakeholders.

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Accepted/In Press date: 23 March 2016
Venue - Dates: WebSci 2016, Germany, 2016-05-22 - 2016-05-25
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 390352
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/390352
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Date deposited: 23 Mar 2016 13:07
Last modified: 03 Oct 2017 16:38

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