Understanding Social Machines

  title={Understanding Social Machines},
  author={Ramine Tinati and Les Carr},
  journal={2012 International Conference on Privacy, Security, Risk and Trust and 2012 International Confernece on Social Computing},
This framework introduced in this paper aims to reflect the characteristics that social machines have been described to have. The framework uses a mixed methods approach underpinned by social theory to provide a detailed and rich understanding of the socio-technical nature of a social machine. The strength of this lies in the diversity of the data being used; whilst the quantitative approach can provide mathematical rigor to the structure and properties of the networks and appreciate its scale… CONTINUE READING

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