Tue 29 Aug :: Course Introduction, Terminology and Taxonomy — slides
Goffman, E. Chapter 1 from The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. New York: Doubleday, 1956.
(To be distributed in class.)
Donath, J.S. Identity and Deception in the Virtual Community. In M. Smith and P. Kollock (eds.) 1998. Communities in Cyberspace. London: Routledge.
Herring, S.C., & A. Martinson. (2004). Assessing Gender Authenticity in Computer-Mediated Language Use: Evidence From an Identity Game. In Journal of Language and Social Psychology 23(4): 424-446.
Donath, J. Mediated Faces. In M. Beynon, C.L. Nehaniv, K. Dautenhahn (Eds.). Cognitive Technology: Instruments of Mind: 4th International Conference, CI 2001, Warwick, UK, August 6-9, 2001
(Optional) Bechar-Israeli, H. From <Bonehead> to <cLoNehEAd>: Nicknames, Play, and Identity on Internet Relay Chat. In Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 1(2), September 1995.
Nowak, K.L., & C. Rauh. The Influence of the Avatar on Online Perceptions of Anthropomorphism, Androgyny, Credibility, Homophily, and Attraction. JCMC 11(1), 2005.
Donath, J.S., & F. Viégas. The Chat Circles Series: explorations in designing abstract graphical communication interfaces. In Proc. Designing Interactive Systems, 2002. London, England.
Tue 12 Sep :: Online Communities (Part I) — slides
Rheingold, H. (1995.) The Virtual Community: Finding Connection in a Computerized World. London: Minerva.
(Read introduction only.)
Smith, M. Invisible Crowds in Cyberspace: Measuring and Mapping the Social Structure of USENET. In M. Smith and P. Kollock (Eds.), Communities in Cyberspace, London: Routledge, 1999.
Thu 14 Sep :: Online Communities (Part II) — slides
Cohen, A.P. The Symbolic Construction of Community. London: Routledge, 1985.
(To be distributed in class.)
Kollock, P. (1996.) Design Principles for Online Communities. Harvard Conference on the Internet and Society.
St. John, W. (2006.) When Information Becomes T.M.I. The New York Times, September 10, 2006.
Tue 19 Sep :: Intro to Analysis of CMC — slides
Creswell, J.W. (2003.) Chapter 1 of Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
(To be distributed in class.)
Thu 21 Sep :: Qualitative Analyses of CMC — slides
Ducheneaut, N., and V. Bellotti. Email as habitat: An exploration of embedded personal information management. ACM Interactions. 2001 September-October; 30-38.
Ellison, N., Heino, R., & Gibbs, J. (2006). Managing impressions online: Self-presentation processes in the online dating environment. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 11(2).
Whittaker, S. and Sidner, C. (1996). Email overload: exploring personal information management of email. In Proceedings of Computer Human Interaction 1996, NY: ACM Press, 276-283.
Fiore, A.T., and J.S. Donath. Homophily in Online Dating: When Do You Like Someone Like Yourself? Short paper, ACM Computer-Human Interaction 2005, Portland, Oregon.
(Optional) Tyler, J.R., & J.C. Tang. (2003). When Can I Expect an Email Response? A Study of Rhythms in Email Usage. In proceedings European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2003, pp. 239-258.
Assignment due :: Problem and justification memo for final project
Thu 28 Sep :: Guest speaker Judith Donath: Visualizing Mediated Communication
Viégas, F., and J. Donath. PostHistory: Visualizing Email Networks Over Time. Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXII. New Orleans, USA, 2002.
Tue 3 Oct :: Collective Action (Theoretical Overview) — slides
Hardin, G. (1968).The Tragedy of the Commons. Science, 162: 1243-1248.
Hardin, R. (2003). The Free Rider Problem. In E.N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2003 Edition).
Thu 5 Oct :: Collective Action and CMC — slides
Tue 10 Oct :: Guest speaker Marc Smith
Turner, T. C., Smith, M. A., Fisher, D., and Welser, H. T. (2005). Picturing Usenet: Mapping computer-mediated collective action. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10(4), article 7.
Wed 11 Oct ::
Distinguished Lecture by Marc Smith, 4 to 5:30 pm, 202 South Hall
(Not a class meeting, but we encourage you to attend.)
Thu 12 Oct :: Collaborative Editing — slides
Viégas, F., Wattenberg, M., and K. Dave. Studying Cooperation and Conflict between Authors with history flow Visualizations. Computer-Human Interaction 2004. Vienna, Austria. 24-29 April, 2004.
Tue 17 Oct :: Information Pools (Part I)
Cheshire, C. (Under review.) Social Psychological Selective Incentives and the Emergence of Generalized Information Exchange.
Thu 19 Oct :: Information Pools (Part II)
Ling, K., Beenen, G., Ludford, P., Wang, X., Chang, K., Cosley, D., Frankowski, D., Terveen, L., Rashid, A. M., Resnick, P., and Kraut, R. (2005). Using social psychology to motivate contributions to online communities. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 10(4), article 10.
Cheshire, C., and J. Antin. (In progress.) Social Incentives, Trustworthiness and Reputation in Large-Scale Internet Public Goods.
Tue 24 Oct :: Reputation (Part I)
Fiore, A.T., Lee Tiernan, S., and M.A. Smith. Observed Behavior and Perceived Value of Authors in Usenet Newsgroups: Bridging the Gap. In proceedings of ACM Computer-Human Interaction 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Yamagishi, T., and M. Matsuda. (2003). The Role of Reputation In Open and Closed Societies: An Experimental Study of Internet Auctioning. Working Paper, Hokkaido University.
Thu 26 Oct :: Reputation (Part II)
Resnick, P., Zeckhauser, R., Swanson, J., and K. Lockwood. The Value of Reputation on eBay: A Controlled Experiment. Experimental Economics. Volume 9, Issue 2, Jun 2006, Page 79-101.
Tue 31 Oct :: Trust and Trustworthiness (Assessing Trustworthiness)
Cook, Karen S., Toshio Yamagishi, Coye Cheshire, Robin Cooper, M. Matsuda, and R. Mashima. (2005). Trust Building via Risk Taking: A Cross-Societal Experiment. Vol 68, Number 2. Social Psychology Quarterly.
Thu 2 Nov :: Trust and Trustworthiness (Building Trust)
Hancock, J.T., Thom-Santelli, J., & Ritchie, T. (2004). Deception and design: The impact of communication technologies on lying behavior. Proceedings, Conference on Computer Human Interaction. New York: ACM.
Cheshire, C., and K.S. Cook. (2004). The Emergence of Trust Networks: Implications for Online Interaction. Analyse and Kritik, Vol 28.
Assignment due :: Interim report and project drafts
Tue 7 Nov :: Media Richness — slides
Dennis, A.R., and S.T. Kinney. (1998). Testing media richness theory in the new media: The effects of cues, feedback, and task equivocality. Information Systems Research 9 (3).
Walther, J. B., & Slovacek, C., & Tidwell, L. C. (2001). Is a picture worth a thousand words? Photographic images in long term and short term virtual teams. Communication Research, 28(1), 105-134.
(Direct linking doesn't work; search for volume 28, issue 1, starting page 105.)
Thu 9 Nov :: Media Richness — slides
Bos, N., Olson, J., Gergle, D., Olson, G., & Z. Wright. (2002). Effects of Four Computer-Mediated Communications Channels on Trust Development. In Proc. Computer-Human Interaction 2002, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Noll, A.M. (1992.) Anatomy of a failure: picturephone revisited. In Telecommunications Policy 16: 307-316.
(Optional, short, and interesting; to be distributed in class.)
Tue 14 Nov :: Intimate Relationships — slides
Chan, D.K.-S. and Cheng, G.H.-L. A Comparison of Offline and Online Friendship Qualities at Different Stages of Relationship Development. In Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Vol. 21, No. 3, 305-320 (2004)
Fiore, A.T. Chapter 1 from "Romantic Regressions: An Analysis of Behavior in Online Dating Systems." Master's thesis, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, September 2004.
Thu 16 Nov :: Intimate Relationships — slides
Bolig, R., Stein, P.J., & P.C. McKenry. The Self-Advertisement Approach to Dating: Male-Female Differences. In Family Relations 33 (1984): 587-592.
McKenna, K.Y.A., Green, A.S., & M.E.J. Gleason. (2002.) Relationship Formation on the Internet: What's the Big Attraction? In Journal of Social Issues 58 (1): 9-31.
Tue 21 Nov :: Roundtable project presentations
Thu 23 Nov :: (Thanksgiving break)
Tue 28 Nov :: Games
Ducheneaut, N., Yee, N., Nickell, E., & R.J. Moore. "Alone together?": exploring the social dynamics of massively multiplayer online games. In Proc. CHI 2006.
Golder, S.A., and J. Donath. Hiding and Revealing in Online Poker Games. In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). November 6-10, 2004, Chicago, IL.
Thu 30 Nov :: CMC and Society — slides
Wellman, B., Salaff, J., Dimitrova, D., Garton, L., Gulia, M., and C. Haythornthwaite. (1996.) Computer Networks as Social Networks: Virtual Community, Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Telework. Annual Review of Sociology 22: 213-38.
Tue 5 Dec :: Final Presentations I
Thu 7 Dec :: Final Presentations II
Final project due
Fri 8 Dec @ 4 p.m. :: Hard deadline for final projects