A patchwork of online community-based systems Can social software be used to augment online individual social capital? [em...
what is MICT ? <ul><li>research group for Media & ICT </li></ul><ul><li>part of University Ghent, department Communication...
what is IBBT ? <ul><li>Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology </li></ul><ul><li>°2004 by Flemish government ...
overview <ul><li>web2.0 – social software </li></ul><ul><li>definition & typology for social software </li></ul><ul><li>re...
internet: shift in terms of content and services
web2.0 - features <ul><li>sociological </li></ul><ul><li>(read/write web, empowerment, …) </li></ul><ul><li>technological ...
social software - definitions
social software vs web2.0
a definition for social software software that enables communication through digital technologies during which people conn...
typologies for social software: Gorissen Interaction Hierarchy Individual Group
typologies for social software: Mayfield
typologies for social software: Bydwad
typologies for social software: Webb & Smith
typologies for social software: 4 C’s
how does social capital relate to this?
social capital Lin summarises social capital as: “resources embedded in a social structure that are accessed and/or mobili...
dark side of social capital
the strength of social software
thank you for your attention! <ul><li>More  information : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>email: peter.mechant@ugent.be </li></ul></...
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A short presentation on social software and typologies that can be applied. The relationship between social software and social capital is examined. Presented at COST289, MAY 2007, Moscow.

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Cost298 P078 Peter Mechant

  1. 1. A patchwork of online community-based systems Can social software be used to augment online individual social capital? [email_address]
  2. 2. what is MICT ? <ul><li>research group for Media & ICT </li></ul><ul><li>part of University Ghent, department Communication Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>fundamental & applied research in the field of ICT and media </li></ul><ul><li>spearheads of our research: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>diffusion, implementation, adoption & acceptance of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>innovation & consumption of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social consequences of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>forecasting & assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>URL  http://www.mict.be </li></ul>
  3. 3. what is IBBT ? <ul><li>Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology </li></ul><ul><li>°2004 by Flemish government </li></ul><ul><li>MS  development of highly competent human capital & carrying out multidisciplinary research for business & government </li></ul><ul><li>application domains: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eHealth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mobility & logistics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eMedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eGovernment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>URL  http://www.ibbt.be </li></ul>
  4. 4. overview <ul><li>web2.0 – social software </li></ul><ul><li>definition & typology for social software </li></ul><ul><li>relationship social software & social capital </li></ul>15
  5. 5. internet: shift in terms of content and services
  6. 6. web2.0 - features <ul><li>sociological </li></ul><ul><li>(read/write web, empowerment, …) </li></ul><ul><li>technological </li></ul><ul><li>(ajax, ruby on rails, lightweight programming models, </li></ul><ul><li>syndication (rss), …) </li></ul><ul><li>economical </li></ul><ul><li>(user generated content, the long tail, …) </li></ul>
  7. 7. social software - definitions
  8. 8. social software vs web2.0
  9. 9. a definition for social software software that enables communication through digital technologies during which people connect, converse, collaborate, manage information and/or form online networks in a social, bottom-up fashion a) is mediated through digital technology ; b) enables communication ; c) helps people reach certain goals – it enables content(management), communication, collaboration and community(forming); d) works bottom up . Social software:
  10. 10. typologies for social software: Gorissen Interaction Hierarchy Individual Group
  11. 11. typologies for social software: Mayfield
  12. 12. typologies for social software: Bydwad
  13. 13. typologies for social software: Webb & Smith
  14. 14. typologies for social software: 4 C’s
  15. 15. how does social capital relate to this?
  16. 16. social capital Lin summarises social capital as: “resources embedded in a social structure that are accessed and/or mobilised in purposive actions” (Lin, 2001, p. 29) .
  17. 17. dark side of social capital
  18. 18. the strength of social software
  19. 19. thank you for your attention! <ul><li>More information : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>email: peter.mechant@ugent.be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>phone: 00 32 09/264 97 08 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>url: http://www.ibbt.be – http://www.mict.be </li></ul></ul>
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