Social Computing Reading List

Note: this is the list for students in the computer science PhD program.
HCC PhD students please study the HCC qualifier reading list.

Reading

Taught in Class

URL

     
Mathematical foundations    
Adamic, L. (2000). Zipf, Power-laws, and Pareto - a ranking tutorial. HP Labs Technical Report.   http://www.hpl.hp.com/research/idl/papers/ranking/ranking.html
Barabasi, A. and Albert, R. (1999). Emergence of Scaling in Random Networks. Science, 286(5439):509-512 8803SC http://www.sciencemag.org/content/286/5439/509
Jackson, M. (2008). Social and Economic Networks. Chapters 1-4. Princeton University Press.  
     
Sociological foundations    
Granovetter, M. (1973). The Strength of Weak Ties. American Journal of Sociology. 78(6):1360-1380 8803SC http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/2776392
Heider, F. (1946). Attitudes and Cognitive Organization. The Journal of Psychology. 21(1):107-112   http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00223980.1946.9917275
Eisenstein. (2013). What to do about bad language on the internet. Proceedings of NAACL. http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~jeisenst/papers/naacl2013-badlanguage.pdf
Lazer, et al. (2009). Computational Social Science. Science, 323(5915):721-723.   http://www.sciencemag.org/content/323/5915/721.summary
Oldenburg, R. (1999). The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community. Chapters 1 and 2. New York: Marlowe & Company. 6470  
Putnam, R. D. (1995). Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital. Journal of Democracy, 6(1), 65-78. 6470  
Travers, J. and Milgram, S. An Experimental Study of the Small World Problem. Sociometry, 32(4): 425-443. 8803SC http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/2786545
     
Networks    
Burt, R. (2004). Structural Holes and Good Ideas. American Journal of Sociology, 110(2).   http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/421787?journalCode=ajs
Gilbert, Eric and Karahalios, Karrie. 2009. Predicting tie strength with social media. In Proc. CHI. 8803SC http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1518736
Newman, M. E. J., Modularity and community structure in networks, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103, 8577-8582 (2006).   http://www.pnas.org/content/103/23/8577.short
Kleinberg, Jon M. (1999). Authoritative sources in a hyperlinked enviornment. J. ACM 46, 5 (September 1999), 604-632. 8803SC http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=324140
"Leskovec, Jure, Faloutsos, Christos and Kleinberg Jon. (2005). Graphs over time: densification laws, shrinking diameters and possible explanations. In Proc. KDD"   http://cs.stanford.edu/people/jure/pubs/powergrowth-kdd05.pdf
     
Social computing theories    
Benkler, Y. (2002). Coase's Penguin,or Linux and the Nature of the Firm. Yale Law Journal 112:369 6470  
boyd, d. and Ellison, N. (2008). Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 13(1):210-230.   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2007.00393.x/full
Donath, J. (1999). Identity and Deception in the Virtual Community. In M. A. Smith & P. Kollock (Eds.), Communities in Cyberspace (pp. 29-59). New York: Routledge. 6470, 8803SC http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1099205
Grudin, Jonathan. (1988). Why CSCW applications fail: problems in the design and evaluation of organizational interfaces. In Proc. CSCW, 1988 8803SC http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=62266.62273
Kollock, P. (1999). The Economies of Online Cooperation: Gifts and Public Goods in Cyberspace. In M. Smith & P. Kollock (Eds.), Communities in Cyberspace (pp. 220-239). New York: Routledge.    
Raymond, E. S. (2001). The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary (Revised ed.). Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly & Associates.6470 
Wellman, B., & Gulia, M. (1999). Virtual Communities are Communities: Web Surfers Don't Ride Alone. In M. Smith & P. Kollock (Eds.), Communities in Cyberspace (pp. 167-194). New York: Routledge. 6470  
     
Design & systems    
Burton, et al. (2012). Crowdsourcing subjective fashion advice using VizWiz: challenges and opportunities. Proc. ASSETS.7460http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2384941
Erickson, T. and Kellogg, W. (2000). Social translucence: an approach to designing systems that support social processes. ACM ToCHI 7, 1, 59-83. 8803SC http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=345004/
Gilbert, Eric (2012). Designing Social Translucence Over Social Networks. In Proc. CHI. 8803SC http://comp.social.gatech.edu/papers/chi12.trans.gilbert.pdf
Konstan, J. and Riedl, J. (2012). Recommender systems: from algorithms to user experience. User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction. (22) 101-123.7460http://www.grouplens.org/system/files/algorithmstouserexperience.pdf
Leskovec, Jure, Backstrom, Lars, and Kleinberg, Jon. 2009. Meme-tracking and the dynamics of the news cycle. In Proc. KDD, 2009 8803SC http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1557077
von Ahn, L. and Dabbish, L. (2004). Labeling images with a computer game. In Proc. CHI.7460http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=985733
     
Studies    
Bond, R., et al. (2012). A 61-million-person experiment in social influence and political mobilization. Nature 489.7415 (2012): 295-298.8803SChttp://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v489/n7415/abs/nature11421.html
Bryant, S, Forte, A, and Bruckman, A (2005). Becoming Wikipedian: Transformation of Participation in a Collaborative Online Encyclopedia. In Proc. GROUP.    
Ellison, Steinfield & Lampe. 2007. The Benefits of Facebook "Friends:" Social Capital and College Students' Use of Online Social Network Sites. JCMC, 12(4). 8803SC http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2007.00367.x/full
Ling, et al. (2004). Using Social Psychology to Motivate Contributions to Online Communities. JCMC. 8803SC http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1083-6101.2005.tb00273.x/full
Salganik, Watts, et al. (2008). Experimental Study of Inequality and Unpredictability in an Artificial Cultural Market. Science, 311(5762)   http://www.sciencemag.org/content/311/5762/854.short