Peepholes: Low Cost Awareness of One's Community

@inproceedings{Greenberg1996PeepholesLC,
  title={Peepholes: Low Cost Awareness of One's Community},
  author={Saul Greenberg},
  booktitle={CHI Conference Companion},
  year={1996}
}
In distributed communities, media spaces supply people with an awareness of who is around by displaying video or periodic snapshots of common areas and offices. This in turn facilitates casual interaction. Peepholes is a low cost alternative. Instead of video, iconic presence indicators show the availability of people in a virtual community. If people are absent, a user can ‘ambush’ them by asking the system to announce their return. When interaction is desired, people can easily contact one… CONTINUE READING
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