2010 June 13
Keynote talk given at the
Workshop for Modeling Social Media
ACM Hypertext 2010 Conference
Presenter: Ed H. Chi
Model-driven Research for Augmenting Social Cognition
Model-driven research seeks to predict and to explain the phenomena in systems. The drive to do this for social computing research should further our understanding of how these systems evolve and develop. I will illustrate how we have modeled the dynamics in the popular social bookmarking system, Delicious, using Information Theory. I will also show how using equations from Evolutionary Dynamics we were better able to explain what might be happening to Wikipedia's contribution patterns.