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Social Network News

Digital Seminar Series: Pablo Boczkowski of Northwestern University

Abstract: In this presentation I will share preliminary results of an ongoing study of how young people (18-29 years of age) consume news on social …

Wikipedia: The Canary in the Coal Mine for Online Collaboration

Digital Seminar Series: Gerald C. Kane, Boston College

Abstract:  Many companies are increasingly seeking to use online communities for collaboration and innovation.  Perhaps the most robust of these is Wikipedia, the open online …

Augmenting Human and Machine Intelligence with Data Visualization

Digital Seminar Series: Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, Google

Abstract: How data visualization serves to augment intelligence–human and machine alike. First, visualization can effectively make people smarter about data, boosting their individual and collective …

Inequality and Precarity in the Platform Economy

Digital Seminar Series: Juliet Schor, Boston College

Abstract: Since their introduction in the late 2000s, there has been considerable debate about the impacts of “the platform economy.” One focus of attention has been …

Studying Teamwork and Cooperation in the Virtual Lab

Digital Seminar Series: Andrew Mao of Microsoft Research New York City

Abstract: For decades, physical behavioral labs have been a primary, yet limited, method for controlled experimental studies of human behavior. Now, software-based “virtual labs” on …

From Proprietary to Collective Control: Explaining How Firm Platform Strategies Transition

Digital Seminar Series: Siobhán O'Mahony and Rebecca Karp of Boston University

Abstract: Much research has studied how dominant firms can design and lead a single platform that complementary firms leverage. Often, control over the platform’s architecture, rules …

Flash Organizations: Crowdsourcing Complex Work using Reconfigurable Organizational Structures

Digital Seminar Series: Melissa Valentine and Michael Bernstein, Stanford University

Abstract: The nature of work is being reshaped by computational systems, which increasingly draw on massive online labor markets to hire and direct workers’ behavior at …