Please join us for a talk sponsored by the Rob Kling Center for Social Informatics (RKCSI).
Speaker: Cliff Lampe, Associate Professor, School of Information, University of Michigan
Where: Wells Library 030
When: Friday, September 22, 2:00 PM
Topic: Social Capital as a Concept in Human-Computer Interaction - From Bowling Together to Friendsourcing Abstract: Social capital is a concept that’s been described in many ways, but generally describes how the structure and use of social networks can lead to personal and group benefits. For the past several years, my colleagues and I have been investigating how interactions in social network sites, and Facebook in particular, might relate to social capital as a concept. In this talk, I’ll describe the different ways social capital has been described in the literature, summarize the work looking at social capital and social network sites, and show new tools being developed based on social capital research.
Biography: Cliff Lampe is an Associate Professor in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. His work focuses on how the design of computer-mediated interaction tools intersect with human social processes, particularly in order to foster positive outcomes of those interactions. In that work, Dr. Lampe has studied how social network sites are associated with social capital, the social barriers to civic technology adoption, and how to reduce conflict in online conversations. He currently serves as the Vice President for Publications for ACM SIGCHI, and the steering committee chair for the CSCW Community among other service roles.
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