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Returning to My Inner Nerd: Following the "Social" Disruption of Computing
Found in: Computer
By Kate Starbird
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 63-65
An unusual career trajectory led to the intersection of computer science and social science—and a new perspective on gender diversity in computing. This is one of five articles providing personal perspectives on gender diversity in computing...
 
Designing for the deluge: understanding & supporting the distributed, collaborative work of crisis volunteers
Found in: Proceedings of the 17th ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work & social computing (CSCW '14)
By Ankitha Bharadwaj, Annuska Perkins, Brian Do, Camille Cobb, Jared Comis, Kate Starbird, Ted McCarthy
Issue Date:February 2014
pp. 888-899
Social media are a potentially valuable source of situational awareness information during crisis events. Consistently, "digital volunteers" and others are coming together to filter and process this data into usable resources, often coordinating their work...
     
Delivering patients to sacré coeur: collective intelligence in digital volunteer communities
Found in: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13)
By Kate Starbird
Issue Date:April 2013
pp. 801-810
This study examines the information-processing activities of digital volunteers and other connected ICT users in the wake of crisis events. Synthesizing findings from several previous research studies of digital volunteerism, this paper offers a new approa...
     
Working and sustaining the virtual "Disaster Desk"
Found in: Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '13)
By Kate Starbird, Leysia Palen
Issue Date:February 2013
pp. 491-502
Humanity Road is a volunteer organization working within the domain of disaster response. The organization is entirely virtual, relying on ICT to both organize and execute its work of helping to inform the public on how to survive after disaster events. Th...
     
"Beacons of hope" in decentralized coordination: learning from on-the-ground medical twitterers during the 2010 Haiti earthquake
Found in: Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '12)
By Joanne White, Kate Starbird, Kenneth Anderson, Leysia Palen, Aleksandra Sarcevic, Mossaab Bagdouri
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 47-56
We examine the public, social media communications of 110 emergency medical response teams and organizations in the immediate aftermath of the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake. We found the teams through an inductive analysis of Twitter communications acq...
     
(How) will the revolution be retweeted?: information diffusion and the 2011 Egyptian uprising
Found in: Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW '12)
By Kate Starbird, Leysia Palen
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 7-16
This paper examines microblogging information diffusion activity during the 2011 Egyptian political uprisings. Specifically, we examine the use of the retweet mechanism on Twitter, using empirical evidence of information propagation to reveal aspects of wo...
     
Crowd computation: organizing information during mass disruption events
Found in: Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion (CSCW '12)
By Kate Starbird
Issue Date:February 2012
pp. 339-342
This research examines large-scale human interaction occurring through social media during times of mass disruption, seeking to understand how the connected crowd acts to organize a flood of data moving through those platforms into useful information resou...
     
"Voluntweeters": self-organizing by digital volunteers in times of crisis
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '11)
By Kate Starbird, Leysia Palen
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 1071-1080
This empirical study of "digital volunteers" in the aftermath of the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake describes their behaviors and mechanisms of self-organizing in the information space of a microblogging environment, where collaborators were newly found...
     
Microblogging during two natural hazards events: what twitter may contribute to situational awareness
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th international conference on Human factors in computing systems (CHI '10)
By Amanda L. Hughes, Kate Starbird, Leysia Palen, Sarah Vieweg
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 1079-1088
We analyze microblog posts generated during two recent, concurrent emergency events in North America via Twitter, a popular microblogging service. We focus on communications broadcast by people who were "on the ground" during the Oklahoma Grassfires of Apr...
     
Chatter on the red: what hazards threat reveals about the social life of microblogged information
Found in: Proceedings of the 2010 ACM conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '10)
By Amanda L. Hughes, Kate Starbird, Leysia Palen, Sarah Vieweg
Issue Date:February 2010
pp. 241-250
This paper considers a subset of the computer-mediated communication (CMC) that took place during the flooding of the Red River Valley in the US and Canada in March and April 2009. Focusing on the use of Twitter, a microblogging service, we identified mech...
     
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