source DeﬁnitionCommunications of theACMDescribing any type of computing application in whichsoftware serves as an intermediary or a focus fora social relationWikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_computing)Referring to the use of social software, a growingtrend in ICT usage of tools that support social inter-action and communicationForrester ResearchA social structure in which technology puts power inindividuals and communities, not institutionsWang et al.(2007)’s deﬁnitionComputational facilitation of socialstudies and human social dynamics aswell as the design and use of ICTs thatconsider social context
Goals•Develop better social softwares tofacilitate interaction andcommunication among groups ofpeople•Computerize aspects of humansociety•Forecast the effects of changingtechnologies and policies on socialand cultural behavior.* Wang, F.Y., Zeng, D., Carley, K.M., & Mao, W. (2007).Social computing: From social informatics to social intelligence. IEEE Intelligent Systems, 22(2), 79-83.
•Social network sites: Facebook•Recommendation•Social network analysis•Community•Open sensing and privacy•Ecology•Trend analysis•Simulation•Virtual worlds as a social space•Opinion sentimental analysis•Social visualizationScope
•Social recommendation•ICTs e.g., e-mail, Skype, handout, Line•Social network sites: Facebook•Lifelogging & privacy•Virtual worlds as a social spaceTopics
Methods• Social network analysis• Community• Trend analysis• Social Simulation• Ecological Analysis• Opinion sentimental analysis• SocialVisualization
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