PARENTING AND HOME TECHNOLOGY USESchool of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech
My dissertation work investigates parenting challenges around managing teens' social media use and class differences in technology use. My current focus is an online parent network for parents of middle schoolers designed to discuss and keep up with technology changes. I have also studied life disruptions around technology use and online technical help-seeking patterns. I have a number of new projects underway!
Yardi, S., Bruckman, A. (forthcoming). "Income, Race, and Class: Exploring Socioeconomic Differences in Family Technology Use." In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI `12). Austin, Texas. May 5-10, 2012. (23% acceptance rate).
Yardi, S., Bruckman, A. 2011. "Challenges in Parenting Teens' Technology Use." In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '11). Vancover, Canada. May 7-12, 2011.
DiSalvo, B., Yardi, S., et al. (2011). "Young African American Men Constructing Computing Identity." In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'11). Vancouver, Canada. May 7-12, 2011. (26% acceptance rate).
Dimond, J., Poole, E., and Yardi, S. 2010. "The Effects of Life Disruptions on Home Technology Routines." In Proceedings of the ACM SIGGROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP'10). Sanibel Island, FL, Nov 7-10, 2010.
Yardi, S., Poole, Erika S. (2009). "Please Help! Patterns of Personalization in an Online Tech Support Discussion Board." In Proceedings of Communities and Technologies 2009 (C&T'09). State College, PA, Jun 25-27, 2009. (25% acceptance rate)
SOCIAL NETWORKS AND SOCIAL PARTICIPATIONHP Labs Social Computing Lab
Microsoft Research New England Social Media Group
I have examined patterns of participation in social networks, particularly on Twitter. My web-based experiment of tie formation in SocialCom '10 with Scott Golder showed structural predictors of the desire to form new ties. My ICWSM '10 paper with danah boyd described geographic properties in local Twitter networks. I also examined social communication in the workplace which was published in CHI '09. Some of the data and code from this work is available here.
Sarita Yardi and danah boyd. "Dynamic Debates: An Analysis of Group Polarization over Time on Twitter." Special Issue on Persistence and Change in Social Media. In Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 30(5), Oct 2010.
Sarita Yardi, Daniel M. Romero, Grant Schoenebeck, and danah boyd. "Detecting Spam in a Twitter Network." First Monday. 15, 2 (Jan 2010).
Golder, S., Yardi, S. (2010). "Structural Predictors of Tie Formation in Twitter: Transitivity and Mutuality." In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom'10). Minneapolis, MN, Aug 20-22, 2010. (13% acceptance rate)
Yardi, S., boyd, d. (2010). "Tweeting From the Town Square: Measuring Geographic Local Networks." AAAI International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media 2010 (ICWSM'10). Washington, DC, May 23-26, 2010. (19% acceptance rate)
Yardi, S., Golder, S., Brzozowski, M. (2009). "Blogging at Work: an Attention Economy on the Web." In Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'09). Boston, MA, Apr 4-9, 2009. (24% acceptance rate)
Yardi, S., Feamster, N., Bruckman, A. (2008). "Photo-Based Authentication Using Social Networks." ACM Sigcomm Workshop on Online Social Networks (WOSN'08). Seattle, WA, Aug 18, 2008.
BACKCHANNELS AND LEARNINGSchool of Information, UC Berkeley
This work examined backchannel chatting in classroom settings. I conducted qualitative studies of professor and student attitudes towards backchanneling, quantitative analyses of chatroom participation, and built a system to explore new kinds of communication. I am still fascinated by the issue of laptop use in the classroom.
Yardi, S (2008). "Whispering, Chatting, and Learning in a Classroom Backchannel." MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning - Digital Youth, Innovation, and the Unexpected (ed. Tara McPherson). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 143-164.
Yardi, S. (2008). "From Multimedia to Multiple Voices: Conflicts in Collaborative Learning Cultures." Informal Learning and Digital Media." Eds. Drotner, K., Jensen, H. and Schroder, K. Cambridge Scholars: UK, 2008.
Yardi, S & Perkel, D. "Understanding Classroom Culture through a Theory of Dialogism: What Happens When Cheating and Collaboration Collide?." In Proceedings of the 2007 Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference (CSCL'07). Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, USA, July 16-July 21, 2007. (30% acceptance rate)
Yardi, S. "The Role of the Backchannel in Collaborative Learning Environments." In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS'06). Indiana University, IN, USA, June 27-July 1, 2006. (46% acceptance rate)
Yardi, S. "ClassChat: A Tool for Visualizing Backchannel Discussions." In Informal Learning and Digital Media: Constructions, Contexts, Consequences Conference. Odense, Denmark, 21-23 Sep, 2006.