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Education and the social Web: Connective learning and the commercial imperative
In recent years, new socially-oriented Web technologies have been portrayed as placing the learner at the centre of networks of knowledge and expertise, potentially leading to new...
Norm Friesen
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2010
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A manifesto for modeling and measurement in social media
Online Social Networks (OSNs) have been the subject of a great deal of study in recent years. The majority of this study has used simple models, such as node-and-edge graphs, to d...
Graham Cormode, Balachander Krishnamurthy, Walter ...
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2010
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The social environment model: Small heroes and the evolution of human society
Traditional "realistic" theories of social action, whether based on the individual gain heuristics of capitalism or the collective class struggles of communism, cannot e...
Brian Whitworth, Alex P. Whitworth
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2010
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Bubbles, gullibility, and other challenges for economics, psychology, sociology, and information sciences
Abstract. Gullibility is the principal cause of bubbles. Investors and the general public get snared by a "beautiful illusion" and throw caution to the wind. Attempts to ...
Andrew M. Odlyzko
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2010
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A Persistence Paradox
It is widely believed that persistence in most endeavors is key to their success. By its very nature, persistence enhances both the quality of an outcome and its probability of su...
Fang Wu, Bernardo A. Huberman
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2010
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Computer Game Mods, Modders, Modding, and the Mod Scene
Computer games have increasingly been the focus of user-led innovations in the form of game mods. This paper examines how different kinds of socio-technical affordances serve to o...
Walt Scacchi
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