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CS 4472: Design of Online Communities

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Intro
January 6

  • (no reading)

Community: Face to Face
and Online
January 8

Third Places
January 13

Research Methods
January 15

Research Ethics
January 20

  • Please do not miss this class. If you do miss this lecture, you must watch a video of class and meet with the professor.
GVU talk
January 22

  • gvu brown bag talk

Ethics Continued:
Disguising Subjects in Published Accounts
January 27

  • due: obtain ethics certification via the online course, if you do not already have certification.
  • Please do not miss this class. If you do miss this lecture, you must watch a video of class and meet with the professor.

Cancelled
January 29

  • principal investigator meeting

Design Presentations
February 3

Design Factors
February 5

Proposal Presentations
February 10

Theory of Identity
February 12

  • Dooce (Warning: site is known for being irreverent and using strong language.)
  • TVNewser

Identity Online
February 17

  • Chapter 7, Aspects of the Self, in Life on the Screen by Sherry Turkle
  • Second Life
    Note: it takes a while to 'understand' this site. Please reserve at least 2-3 hours for exploring it.

Social Roles
February 19

Reputation
February 24

Guest talk
February 26

  • digg talk (via cornell)

Deviant Behavior
March 3

Guest talk
March 5

  • yik yak talk (gvu brownbag)

Participation and Lurking
March 10

Midterm
March 12

  • (closed book)

Spring Break
March 16–20

  • (no class)

Leadership and Hosting
March 24

  • due: hw: first interview transcript

Online Privacy
March 26

Social Networks
March 31

Social Networks Continued
April 2

  • due: hw: second and third interview transcripts (by email)
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Guest talk
April 7

  • guest talk: tbd

Online Cooperation and the Open Source Movement
April 9

Community Study Presentations
April 14

  • (no reading)

Community Study Presentations, Continued
April 16

  • (no reading)

Cancelled
April 21

  • no class: chi

Wikipedia and the nature of "truth"
April 23

Readings and assignments are subject to change.

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