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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.

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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  • A patchwork of online community-based systems Can social software be used to augment online individual social capital? [email_address]
  • what is MICT ?
    • research group for Media & ICT
    • part of University Ghent, department Communication Sciences
    • fundamental & applied research in the field of ICT and media
    • spearheads of our research:
      • diffusion, implementation, adoption & acceptance of ICT
      • innovation & consumption of ICT
      • social consequences of ICT
      • forecasting & assessment
    • URL  http://www.mict.be
  • what is IBBT ?
    • Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology
    • °2004 by Flemish government
    • MS  development of highly competent human capital & carrying out multidisciplinary research for business & government
    • application domains:
      • eHealth
      • mobility & logistics
      • eMedia
      • eGovernment
    • URL  http://www.ibbt.be
  • overview
    • web2.0 – social software
    • definition & typology for social software
    • relationship social software & social capital
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  • internet: shift in terms of content and services
  • web2.0 - features
    • sociological
    • (read/write web, empowerment, …)
    • technological
    • (ajax, ruby on rails, lightweight programming models,
    • syndication (rss), …)
    • economical
    • (user generated content, the long tail, …)
  • social software - definitions
  • social software vs web2.0
  • 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:
  • 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 mobilised in purposive actions” (Lin, 2001, p. 29) .
  • dark side of social capital
  • the strength of social software
  • thank you for your attention!
    • More information :
      • email: peter.mechant@ugent.be
      • phone: 00 32 09/264 97 08
      • url: http://www.ibbt.be – http://www.mict.be