We're the comp.social lab at Georgia Tech.
We build and study social media.
 
courteous.ly
project

If only people could know how deep your inbox is right now. courteous.ly is an app for Gmail that lets people know whether your email load is low, normal or high—relative to historical patterns.
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couplet
project

A dating experiment. Introduce two single friends and buy them coffee together. Specifically, look through your Facebook friends, find a match, then buy them gift certificates for a cafe.
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Follow Predictors on Twitter
chi 2013 paper

We compare variables related to social behavior, message content, and network structure in order to interpret their relative impact to follower growth from different theoretical views.
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phrases that signal hierarchy
cscw 2012 paper

Hierarchy fundamentally shapes how we act at work. In this paper, we explore the relationship between the words people write in workplace email and the rank of the email's recipient.
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The comp.social lab is led by Eric Gilbert, an Assistant Professor in Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing. The lab focuses on the design and analysis of social media. We like puppies, mixed methods and new students (particularly MS).