Founder Center: Enabling Access to Collective Social Capital

@inproceedings{Kokkalis2017FounderCE,
  title={Founder Center: Enabling Access to Collective Social Capital},
  author={Nicolas Kokkalis and Chengdiao Fan and Thomas Breier and Michael S. Bernstein},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2017}
}
Social costs and limited reach inhibit our use of social capital to solicit help. However, individuals are not the only holders of social capital: groups also possess reputations and social capital, and are often prepared to vouch for their own members. In this paper, we design methods for mobilizing this collective social capital in sociotechnical systems, enabling an individual to ask a trusted group whether it is willing to invest its reputation in doing them a favor. We instantiate this… CONTINUE READING

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