Social navigation for loosely-coupled information seeking in tightly-knit groups using webwear

@inproceedings{Bateman2013SocialNF,
  title={Social navigation for loosely-coupled information seeking in tightly-knit groups using webwear},
  author={Scott Bateman and Carl Gutwin and Gordon I. McCalla},
  booktitle={CSCW},
  year={2013}
}
Many web-based information-seeking tasks are set in a social context where other people's knowledge and advice improves success in finding information. However, when tightly-knit contacts (friends, family, colleagues) are not available, information seeking becomes more difficult. Inspired by previous work in social navigation, we developed WebWear, a system that collects and displays traces of activity for tightly-knit groups. WebWear allows people to use contextual knowledge of contacts… CONTINUE READING

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