From visibility to observability: Internet and the accelerated process of self-observation in social systems<br />Fabio Gi...
Background:Theory of Social Systems<br />Social systems are (recursive, operationally closed, self-observing) networks of ...
Background:Four properties of User Generated Content<br />persistence/searchability/scalability/ replicability/(boyd 2007)...
previousexperiences:Workingwith online usergeneratedcontent for SociologicalResearch<br />* Published in Giglietto, F., & ...
from WOW20 to SIGSNA:Workingwith online usergeneratedcontentforSociologicalResearch<br />Full papers from all the research...
The social web isnotgoingaway<br />The web is undergoing a fundamental change<br />This part of the presentationisbasedupo...
Debbiecommented on Brianʼs photo.<br />
OFFLINE<br />ONLINE<br />
From visibility to observabilityIndividual, platformowners and social scientists<br />Location basedSNSs<br />Public Inter...
Three levels of analysis<br />Individual Ego centered social network;<br />Network of conversations (social systems/system...
But the web is changing… again (2/2)Challenges & opportunities for Sociological Research based on online user generated co...
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From Visibility to Observability: Internet and the Accelerated Process of Self-Observation in Social Systems

  1. 1. From visibility to observability: Internet and the accelerated process of self-observation in social systems<br />Fabio GigliettoUniversity of Urbino “Carlo Bo”<br />XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden<br />
  2. 2. Background:Theory of Social Systems<br />Social systems are (recursive, operationally closed, self-observing) networks of communication;<br />Communication requires an high degree of coordination among participants (operationally closed psychic systems);<br />Continuation of communication is therefore improbable;<br />Language, media of dissemination and generalized symbolic media contribute to increase the probability of the continuation of this process;<br />Semantics as the repository of themes and connection used by a social system.<br />
  3. 3. Background:Four properties of User Generated Content<br />persistence/searchability/scalability/ replicability/(boyd 2007)<br />
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  5. 5. previousexperiences:Workingwith online usergeneratedcontent for SociologicalResearch<br />* Published in Giglietto, F., & Caramaschi, G. (2009). Social System Theory Between Individuals and Society. In J. M. Aguado, B. Scott, & E. Buchinger, Technology and Social Complexity. Murcia: University of Murcia Press.<br />
  6. 6. from WOW20 to SIGSNA:Workingwith online usergeneratedcontentforSociologicalResearch<br />Full papers from all the researchprojectspresentedhere are available on SIGSNA website: http://larica.uniurb.it/sigsna<br />
  7. 7. The social web isnotgoingaway<br />The web is undergoing a fundamental change<br />This part of the presentationisbaseduponThe Real Life Social Network v2 (http://bit.ly/dgROG5) by Paul Adams<br />
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  18. 18. Debbiecommented on Brianʼs photo.<br />
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  20. 20. OFFLINE<br />ONLINE<br />
  21. 21. From visibility to observabilityIndividual, platformowners and social scientists<br />Location basedSNSs<br />Public Internet (Twitter, Facebook Pages)<br />
  22. 22. Three levels of analysis<br />Individual Ego centered social network;<br />Network of conversations (social systems/systems of interactions?);<br />Platform systemic perspective.<br />But the web is changing… again (1/2)Challenges & opportunities for Sociological Research based on online user generated content<br />
  23. 23. But the web is changing… again (2/2)Challenges & opportunities for Sociological Research based on online user generated content<br /><ul><li>Analyzing UGC in the Internet Public Sphere (real time comments on public events?);
  24. 24. For everything else you will need to ask the permission to the author:
  25. 25. Creating ad-hoc websites to host focus groups or surveys and interviews;
  26. 26. Make use of location data. </li>

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