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CS 4472: Design of Online Communities

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Intro
January 12

  • (no reading)

Community: Face to Face
and Online
January 14

Third Places
January 19

Research Methods
January 21

Research Ethics
January 26

  • Please do not miss this class. If you do miss this lecture, you must watch a video of class and meet with the professor.
Design Factors (merged)
January 28

Ethics Continued:
Disguising Subjects in Published Accounts
February 2

  • 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.

GVU talk
February 4

  • gvu brown bag talk: bob kraut (cmu)

Design Presentations
February 9

Wikipedia and the nature of "truth"
February 11

Proposal Presentations
February 16

Theory of Identity
February 18

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

Identity Online
February 23

  • Second Life
    Note: it takes a while to 'understand' this site. Please reserve at least 2-3 hours for exploring it.

GVU talk
February 25

  • gvu brown bag talk: andrés monroy-hernández (msr)

Guest Speaker: Chaya
March 1

Cancelled
March 3

Deviant Behavior
March 8

Reputation
March 10

Participation and Lurking
March 15

Midterm
March 17

  • (closed book)

Spring Break
March 21–25

  • (no class)

Leadership and Hosting
March 29

Online Privacy
March 31

Social Networks
April 5

  • due: hw: first interview transcript

Mechanical Turk (merged)
April 7

Social Roles
April 12

  • due: hw: second and third interview transcripts (by email)
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Guest Talk
April 14

  • guest talk: tanushree mitra (gt)

Community Study Presentations
April 19

  • (no reading)

Community Study Presentations, Continued
April 21

  • (no reading)

Online Cooperation and the Open Source Movement (merged, go to grad class)
April 26

Readings and assignments are subject to change.

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