Project Proposals

CS 6470: The Design of Online Communities
Professor Amy Bruckman
Due:Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
Format:Email to professor and TA
Approximate Length:One page
Percentage of Grade:Counts as a homework assignment

Your proposal should include:

  1. The name and address of your site.
  2. Why you think this site is worth studying--what is interesting about it?
  3. Any special ethical risks of studying the site.
    Is this a vulnerable populuation? Are there likely to be children on the site? Explain any special risks, and how you intend to handle them.
  4. The names and email addresses of your three team members.

Please follow the guidelines for site choice and appropriate behavior, and think carefully before choosing a 'dark' site (one with aggressive/flaming/inappropriate behavior or content).

The instructor and TA are happy to give you feedback on possible site choices. However, please investigate the site yourself a bit before emailing us and asking us to look. Make sure it is active. A bulletin board with less than 50 posts a day may be too quiet to study.