So.cl: An Interest Network for Informal Learning

@inproceedings{Farnham2012SoclAI,
  title={So.cl: An Interest Network for Informal Learning},
  author={Shelly Farnham and Michal Lahav and David Raskino and Lili Cheng and Tom Laird-McConnell},
  booktitle={ICWSM},
  year={2012}
}
Web search engines emerged prior to the dominance of so cial media. What if we imagined search as integrating with social media from the ground up? So.cl is a web application that combines web browsing, search, and social networking for the purposes of sharing and learning around topics of in terest. In this paper, we present the results of a deployment study examining existing learning practices around search and social networking for students, and how these practices shifted when participants… CONTINUE READING