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Issue No. 11 - November (2010 vol. 43)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 22-28
John C. Thomas , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Thomas W. Malone , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Pirolli , Palo Alto Research Center
Robert Kraut , Carnegie Mellon University
Mary Lou Maher , US National Science Foundation
Judith Olson , University of California, Irvine
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
technology-mediated social participation, social networks, social media, collaboratory
CITATION
John C. Thomas, Thomas W. Malone, Peter Pirolli, Robert Kraut, Mary Lou Maher, Judith Olson, "Scientific Foundations: A Case for Technology- Mediated Social- Participation Theory", Computer, vol. 43, no. , pp. 22-28, November 2010, doi:10.1109/MC.2010.324
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