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Social Computing: From Social Informatics to Social Intelligence
March/April 2007 (vol. 22 no. 2)
pp. 79-83
Fei-Yue Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Arizona
Kathleen M. Carley, Carnegie Mellon University
Daniel Zeng, Chinese Academy of Sciences and University of Arizona
Wenji Mao, University of Southern California
Social computing has become a hot topic attracting broad interest from not only researchers but also technologists, software and online game vendors, Web entrepreneurs, business strategists, political analysts, and digital government practitioners, to name a few. This article discusses social computing's theoretical, methodological, and technological underpinnings; reviews major application areas; and raises key research issues.
Index Terms:
social computing, social informatics, social intelligence, Web 2.0, online communities, interactive entertainment, business forecasting, intelligent agents
Citation:
Fei-Yue Wang, Kathleen M. Carley, Daniel Zeng, Wenji Mao, "Social Computing: From Social Informatics to Social Intelligence," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 79-83, March-April 2007, doi:10.1109/MIS.2007.41
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