Web 2.0: A Social Informatics Perspective

Allen, Jonathan P. and Rosenbaum, Howard and Shachaf, Pnina Web 2.0: A Social Informatics Perspective., 2007 . In 13th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Keystone, CO (US), 9-12 August 2007. [Conference paper]

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English abstract

This position paper argues that the Web 2.0 phenomenon is an important object of study for information systems research, and that a social informatics approach to understanding Web 2.0 is particularly relevant and useful. We discuss Wikipedia as an example of empirical research on Web 2.0 that can help bridge the divide between academic and popular discourse on new technology movements.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Web 2.0, social informatics, Wikipedia, computerization movements
Subjects: H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HQ. Web pages.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LC. Internet, including WWW.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AB. Information theory and library theory.
B. Information use and sociology of information. > BC. Information in society.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HP. e-resources.
I. Information treatment for information services > IG. Information presentation: hypertext, hypermedia.
Depositing user: Pnina Shachaf
Date deposited: 24 Oct 2008
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:13
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/12416

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