Farris Engineering Center 3100
Dr. Marina Kogan
- Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-12:30
- Farris Engineering Center 2130
WEEK 1. Tuesday (August 21)
Introduction: What is Social Computing?
- Introduction to the social computing and the goals of the course.
- Student introductions.
- The Future of Lying, Jeff Hancock, TED Talk, 2012
- Crowd-sourcing the last 4 topics (2 weeks) for grad students to lead discussion
WEEK 1. Thursday (August 23)
Making Observations about Human Interaction: When does online parallel offline?
- Hullman, Adar, Shah (2011). The Impact of Social Information on Visual Judgements, Proceedings of CHI 2011.
- Salganik, M. J., Dodds, P. S., & Watts, D. J. (2006). Experimental study of inequality and unpredictability in an artificial cultural market, Science, 311(5762), 854-856.
Half-page single-spaced reflection on the readings is due Wed, 8/22 by 5PM by email
WEEK 2. Tuesday (August 28)
Introduction to Social Networking Sites
- Ellison, N. B. & boyd, d. (2013). Sociality through Social Network Sites, In Dutton, W. H. (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 151-172.
One-page single-spaced reflection on all the week’s readings is due Mon, 8/27 by 5PM by email
WEEK 2. Thursday (August 30)
Humans as Sensors: Introduction to Self-reported Data
- Paul S. Earle, Daniel C. Bowden, Michelle Guy (2012). Twitter Earthquake Detection: Earthquake Monitoring in a Social World, Annals of Geophysics, 54(6).
- Dashti et al (2014). Supporting Disaster Reconnaissance with Social Media Data: A Design-Oriented Case Study of the 2013 Colorado Floods, ISCRAM 2014.
HW1 due in class: Observation of social behavior in public spaces
WEEK 3. Tuesday (September 4)
Distributed Cognition for Digitally-Supported Coordination
- Hollan, J., Hutchins, E., Kirsh, D. (2000). Distributed Cognition: Toward a New Foundation for Human-Computer Interaction Research, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 7(2), 174-196.
- Sarcevic, A., Palen, L. A., and Burd, R. S., Coordinating time-critical work with role-tagging, in Proceedings of the ACM 2011 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2011), pp. 465-474, Hangzhou, China, March 19-23, 2011.
One-page single-spaced reflection on all the week’s readings is due Mon, 9/03 by 5PM by email
WEEK 3. Thursday (September 6)
Introduction to Collaboration and Crowd Work
- K. Luther, C. Fiesler, and A. Bruckman. Redistributing Leadership in Online Creative Collaboration, ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2013), San Antonio, Tx., USA, 2013.
WEEK 4. Tuesday (September 11)
Lecture: Data Sampling and Cleaning
- Morstatter, F., Pfeffer, J., Liu, H., & Carley, K. M. Is the Sample Good Enough? Comparing Data from Twitter’s Streaming API with Twitter’s Firehose., In Proc International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, (ICWSM 2013).
WEEK 4. Thursday (September 13)
In-class Data Wrangling Activity
HW2 due in class: Find a publically available data set and form a hypothesis
WEEK 5. Tuesday (September 18)
Twitter Behavior and Social Structure
- Starbird, Kate, Leysia Palen, Amanda Hughes and Sarah Vieweg (2010). Chatter on The Red: What Hazards Threat Reveals about the Social Life of Microblogged Information, The Proceedings of the ACM 2010 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2010), pp. 241-250
- Kogan, M., Palen, L., & Anderson, K. M. (2015). Think local, retweet global: Retweeting by the geographically-vulnerable during Hurricane Sandy, In Proceedings of the 18th ACM conference on computer supported cooperative work & social computing (pp. 981-993). ACM.
One-page single-spaced reflection on all the week’s readings is due Mon, 9/17 by 5PM by email
WEEK 5. Thursday (September 20)
Social Media in Crisis
- Starbird, Kate and Leysia Palen (2011). “Voluntweeters:” Self-Organizing by Digital Volunteers in Times of Crisis, ACM 2011 Conference on Computer Human Interaction (CHI 2011), Vancouver, BC, Canada.
- Peripheral response: Microblogging during the 22/7/2011 Norway attacks. Perng, Sung-Yueh; Buscher, Monika; Halvorsrud, Ragnhild; Wood, Lisa; Stiso, Michael; Ramirez, Leonardo; Al-Akkad, Amro Proceedings of the 9th International ISCRAM Conference, Vancouver, Canada, April 2012.
WEEK 6. Tuesday (September 25)
- Blackwell, C., Birnholtz, J., & Abbott, C. (2015). Seeing and being seen: Co-situation and impression formation using Grindr, a location-aware gay dating app, New media & society, 17(7), 1117-1136
One-page single-spaced reflection on all the week’s readings is due Mon, 9/24 by 5PM by email
WEEK 6. Thursday (September 20)
- Cognitive Control in Media Multitaskers. Ophir, E., Nass, C., Wagner, A., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
- Effects of Intelligent Notification Management on Users and their Tasks. Shamsi T. Iqbal, Brian P. Bailey Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2008.
HW3 due in class: Basic statistical analysis of chosen dataset
WEEK 7. Tuesday (October 2)
- Walther, J. B. (1996). Computer-mediated communication: Impersonal, interpersonal, and hyperpersonal interaction, Communication Research, 23, 3-43.
- Parks, M. R. (2017). Embracing the challenges and opportunities of mixed-media relationships, Human Communication Research, 43(4), 505-517.
One-page single-spaced reflection on all the week’s readings is due Mon, 10/01 by 5PM by email
WEEK 7. Thursday (October 4)
- Hogan, B. (2010). The Presentation of Self in the Age of Social Media: Distinguishing Performances and Exhibitions Online, Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, 30, 377-386.
- Bernstein, M. S., Bakshy, E., Burke, M., & Karrer, B. (2013, April). Quantifying the invisible audience in social networks In Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on human factors in computing systems (pp. 21-30). ACM.
WEEK 8. Tuesday (October 9)
Lecture: Introduction to Network Science
- Newman, M. E. (2003). The structure and function of complex networks, SIAM review, 45(2), 167-256.
HW4 due in class: Group final project proposal
WEEK 8. Thursday (October 11)
No Class — Fall Break
WEEK 9. Tuesday (October 16)
Facebook and Social Capital
- Burke, M., Kraut, R., & Marlow, C. (2011). Social capital on Facebook: Differentiating uses and users, In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 571-580). ACM.
- Gray, R., Ellison, N., Vitak, J., and Lampe, C. (2013). Who Wants to Know? Question-Asking and Answering Practices Among Facebook Users, In Proc. CSCW, 1213-1224. New York: ACM.
One-page single-spaced reflection on all the week’s readings is due Mon, 10/15 by 5PM by email
WEEK 9. Thursday (October 18)
Facebook and Well-being
- Burke, M., Marlow, C., & Lento, T. (2010). Social network activity and social well-being, In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1909-1912). ACM.
- Burke, M., & Kraut, R. E. (2016). The relationship between Facebook use and well-being depends on communication type and tie strength Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 21(4), 265–281.
WEEK 10. Tuesday (October 23)
- Information foraging. Peter Pirolli, Stu Card, Psychological Review, 1999. pp. 1 – 21
- Resnick, P., Garrett, R. K., Kriplean, T., Munson, S. A., & Stroud, N. J. (2013). Bursting Your (Filter) Bubble: Strategies for Promoting Diverse Exposure, In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion (pp. 95–100). New York, NY, USA: ACM.
One-page single-spaced reflection on all the week’s readings is due Mon, 10/22 by 5PM by email
WEEK 10. Thursday (October 25)
- Predicting protein structures with a multiplayer online game. Seth Cooper, Firas Khatib, Adrien Treuille, Janos Barbero, Jeehyung Lee, Michael Beenen, Andrew Leaver-Fay, David Baker, Zoran Popovic & Foldit players, Nature 2010.
- Demo Video 1 - side chains- 3:30 onwards
- Video 2- EteRNA
- Center for Game Science, U Dub
WEEK 11. Tuesday (October 30)
Crowd Work in Wikipedia
- Keegan, B., Gergle, D., & Contractor, N. (2013). Hot off the wiki: Structures and dynamics of Wikipedia’s coverage of breaking news events, American Behavioral Scientist, 57(5), 595-622.
- Kittur, A., Chi, E., Pendleton, B. A., Suh, B., & Mytkowicz, T. (2007). Power of the few vs. wisdom of the crowd: Wikipedia and the rise of the bourgeoisie, World Wide Web, 1(2), 19.
One-page single-spaced reflection on all the week’s readings is due Mon, 10/29 by 5PM by email
WEEK 11. Thursday (November 1)
- Palen, L., Soden, R., Anderson, T. J., & Barrenechea, M. (2015, April). Success & scale in a data-producing organization: The socio-technical evolution of OpenStreetMap in response to humanitarian events, In Proceedings of the 33rd annual ACM conference on human factors in computing systems (pp. 4113-4122). ACM.
- Kogan, M., Anderson, J., Palen, L., Anderson, K. M., & Soden, R. (2016, May). Finding the way to OSM mapping practices: Bounding large crisis datasets for qualitative investigation, In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 2783-2795). ACM.
WEEK 12. Tuesday (November 6)
WEEK 12. Thursday (November 8)
Natural Language Processing Lecture
- Blei, D. M., Ng, A. Y., & Jordan, M. I. (2003). Latent dirichlet allocation, Journal of machine Learning research, 3(Jan), 993-1022.
WEEK 13. Tuesday (November 13)
Big Data Methodological Challenges
- Brooks,C. F. (208). In a Big Data World, Scholars Need New Guidelines for Research, Scientific American.
- Hargittai, E. (2018). Potential Biases in Big Data: Omitted Voices on Social Media, Social Science Computer Review
One-page single-spaced reflection on all the week’s readings is due Mon, 11/12 by 5PM by email
WEEK 13. Thursday (November 15)
- Kramer, A. D. I., Guillory, J. E., & Hancock, J. T. (2014). Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(24), 8788–8790.
- Farrell, H. (2017, Dec. 19). How Facebook Stymies Social Science, In Chronicle of Higher Education. Online
WEEK 14. Tuesday (November 20)
Hidden Markov Model Lecture
WEEK 14. Thursday (November 22)
Thanksgiving — no class
WEEK 15. Tuesday (November 27)
Online Learning: Dipendra, Vishnu, and Leland
- Greenhow, C., & Lewin, C. (2015). Social media and education: reconceptualizing the boundaries of formal and informal learning, Learning, Media And Technology,41(1), 6-30.
- Charlotte Neuhauser (2002) Learning Style and Effectiveness of Online and Face-to-Face Instruction, The American Journal of Distance Education, 16:2, 99-113.
WEEK 15. Thursday (November 29)
Prediciting personality and IQ: Liza, Rohit, Tyler S., and Tangella
- Kosinski, M., Stillwell, D., & Graepel, T. (2013). Private traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201218772.
- Kluemper, D. H., & Rosen, P. A. (2009). Future employment selection methods: evaluating social networking web sites, Journal of managerial Psychology, 24(6), 567-580.
WEEK 16. Tuesday (December 4)
Misinformation: Denver, Austin, Tyler E.
- Zannettou, S., Caulfield, T., De Cristofaro, E., Kourtelris, N., Leontiadis, I., Sirivianos, M., Stringhini, G. & Blackburn, J. (2017, November). The web centipede: understanding how web communities influence each other through the lens of mainstream and alternative news sources, In Proceedings of the 2017 Internet Measurement Conference, (pp. 405-417). ACM.
- Allcott, H., Gentzkow, M., & Yu, C. (2018). Trends in the diffusion of misinformation on social media, arXiv preprint, arXiv:1809.05901.
WEEK 16. Thursday (December 6)
Media multiplexity: Shea, Anton, Nidia, and Josh
- Haythornthwaite, C. (2005). Social networks and Internet connectivity effects. , Information, Community & Society, 8(2), 125-147.
- Miczo, N., Mariani, T., & Donahue, C. (2011). The strength of strong ties: Media multiplexity, communication motives, and the maintenance of geographically close friendships, Communication Reports, 24(1), 12-24.
FINALS WEEK. Tuesday (December 11)
8:30AM: Final Project Presentations