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  Service robots for affective labor: a sociology of labor perspective
Dobrosovestnova A., Hannibal G., Reinboth T. AI & Society 2(37): 487-499, 2021.  Type: Article

Smart robots will likely continue to provide hospitality and industrial management services. The continued increase of robotic roles in technologically advanced societies requires better understanding of human-robot interaction (HRI). But are the ...

Oct 26 2022
  The complexity of social norms
Xenitidou M., Edmonds B., Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated, Cham, Switzerland, 2014. 205 pp.  Type: Book (978-3-319053-07-3)

Cultural anthropology and psychology are not the first disciplines one thinks of in combination with computer science and informatics. The computational study of social norms seems like science fiction, reminiscent of Hari Seldon&#...

Nov 18 2014
  Do ordinary bloggers really differ from blog celebrities?
Koltsova O., Koltcov S., Alexeeva S.  WebSci 2014 (Proceedings of the 2014 ACM Conference on Web Science, Bloomington, IN, Jun 23-26, 2014) 166-170, 2014.  Type: Proceedings

Are there differences between popular and regular bloggers? This paper seeks to answer this question and describe some potential differences. It examines three hypotheses: (H1) there is a difference in the main topics discussed by thes...

Sep 23 2014
  Epistemic presumptions of authorship
Smiraglia R., Lee H., Olson H.  iConference 2011 (Proceedings of the 2011 iConference, Seattle, WA, Feb 8-11, 2011) 137-143, 2011.  Type: Proceedings

The contributors to this paper give an interesting presentation on authorship, catalog systems, and intellectual property....

Aug 2 2011
  The Warcraft civilization: social science in a virtual world
Bainbridge W., The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2010. 256 pp.  Type: Book (978-0-262013-70-3)

Unlike other academic studies on the social aspects of online games and virtual worlds, Bainbridge’s book does not analyze the direct impact of the virtual world on the players, does not judge whether players are less engaged...

Aug 18 2010
  On mentoring, social mentoring and befriending
McGowan B., Saintas P., Gill K. AI & Society 23(4): 613-630, 2008.  Type: Article

The meaning and value of services that are put in place to enable befriending is the subject of this interesting paper. McGowan et al. report on initiatives in Brighton, England that are designed to support people living with Asperger ...

Mar 18 2009
  Making place for clutter and other ideas of home
Swan L., Taylor A., Harper R. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction 15(2): 1-24, 2008.  Type: Article

Swan, Taylor, and Harper discuss the way families classify objects, with a particular focus on clutter. They note that clutter is difficult to define:
We have come to think of clutter as something that is understood in rela...
Aug 20 2008
  When home base is not a place: parents’ use of mobile telephones
Palen L., Hughes A. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 11(5): 339-348, 2007.  Type: Article

The mobile telephone has become the device for true ubiquitous computing: it allows people to communicate anytime and anywhere. Mobile telephones are pervasive; they are seen everywhere in society, in public and private places, and use...

Mar 27 2008
  The wisdom of crowds
Surowiecki J., Anchor, New York, NY, 2005. 336 pp.  Type: Book (9780385721707), Reviews: (2 of 2)

Surowiecki’s now-famous book examines one central question: Is a group “smarter than the smartest people in [it]?” If Surowiecki’s claim is to be believed, the crowd is indeed sma...

Jul 7 2006
   The wisdom of crowds
Surowiecki J., Anchor, New York, NY, 2005. 336 pp.  Type: Book (9780385721707), Reviews: (1 of 2)

Can a crowd, as a whole, guess the weight of a cow better than any individual within that crowd? Yes, and Surowiecki tells us that it is because of the wisdom of crowds (TWOC), a situation where a diverse set of individuals, each with ...

Jun 28 2006
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