I spent last weekend at the 2012 PIM workshop, located at CSCW 2012. This was the 5th such workshop. Appropriately for its setting, this one focused on “PIM in a socially networked world”—i.e., the aspects of PIM emerging in the interactions between multiple individuals. The focus clearly highlighted the distance between two different notions of [...]
At last week’s CSCW conference, two papers were connected by a theme I find quite interesting—the question of establishing efficient information “markets” that direct the production and consumption of information to where it has the greatest utility. “Inspired by the Audience — A Topic Suggestion System for Blog Writers and Readers“, by Geyer and Dugan, [...]
There were two papers at CSCW that caught my eye without fitting into any larger theme. “Is it all about Me? Message Content in Social Awareness Streams”, by Naaman, Boase, and Lai, studied the makeup of twitterers and tweets. “Pitfalls of Information Access with Visualizations in Remote Collaborative Analysis” by Balakrishnan, Fussell, Kiesler and Kittur, offered a thought-provoking experiment in collaborative information management. Intriguingly, they found that participants did better when each was given half the information and they had discuss it with their partners, then when each player was given all the information and then allowed to discuss.
I blogged CSCW for the CACM. This is the last of three cross-blog posts on the two keynotes and a very interesting panel. When late night comedy can’t retain an audience but a man lipsynching in his chair nets more than 700 million views, we know that something is up. What makes amateur media production [...]
I just got back from my first attendance at (half of) CSCW. It was an enjoyable and enlightening conference. Overall, my favorite session was the first one I attended—four quite interesting papers studying the use of Wikipedia were presented. The first, Socialization Tactics in Wikipedia and their Effects, by Choi, Alexander, Kraut and Levine, studied [...]
I blogged CSCW for the CACM. This is the second of three cross-blog posts on the two keynotes and a very interesting panel. Four years ago, researchers at AOL released supposedly-anonymized search logs for more a half-million users. The New York Times then used the data to identify individuals such as Thelma Arnold, who had [...]
I blogged CSCW for the CACM. This is the first of three cross-blog posts on the two keynotes and a very interesting panel. MSN usability researchers were stumped. Their usability lab had tested just about every aspect of its MSN portal and had been pleased to find that it consistently scored higher than its competitors. [...]