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Scientific Foundations: A Case for Technology- Mediated Social- Participation Theory
November 2010 (vol. 43 no. 11)
pp. 22-28
Robert Kraut, Carnegie Mellon University
Mary Lou Maher, US National Science Foundation
Judith Olson, University of California, Irvine
Thomas W. Malone, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Pirolli, Palo Alto Research Center
John C. Thomas, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Technology-mediated social-participation systems, such as Wikipedia and TopCoder, allow a vast user base to collaborate to solve difficult problems. TMSP could be applied to many current social issues, but doing so requires new theory and infrastructure for social design.

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Index Terms:
technology-mediated social participation, social networks, social media, collaboratory
Robert Kraut, Mary Lou Maher, Judith Olson, Thomas W. Malone, Peter Pirolli, John C. Thomas, "Scientific Foundations: A Case for Technology- Mediated Social- Participation Theory," Computer, vol. 43, no. 11, pp. 22-28, Nov. 2010, doi:10.1109/MC.2010.324
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