Social Computing Lab

URL: http://diggov.cs.vt.edu/

Contact: Andrea Kavanaugh

Social computing is the study of the social use and impact of information technology, and the study of information technology designed specifically for social purposes, such as interpersonal and group communication, discussion, and social interaction (e.g., electronic mail, instant messenger, discussion tools, blogging, and social websites, such as Friendster, Facebook, and MySpace). It draws on multiple disciplines, including sociology, social psychology, political science, communication studies, and computer science.

In Press
2014
2013
Kavanaugh, A. L., A. Puckett, and D. G. Tatar, "Scaffolding Technology for Low Literacy Groups: From Cell Phone to PC?", International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 274-288, 03/2013. Abstract
2012
Kavanaugh, A. L., S. Sheetz, R. Hassan, and S. Yang, "Between a Rock and a Cell Phone: Communication and Information Technology Use During the Egyptian Uprising", 9th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2012), Vancouver, Canada, Apr 22-25, 2012.
2011
Hanrahan, B., S. Ahuja, M. A. Pérez-Quiñones, and A. Kavanaugh, "Evaluating software for communities using social affordances", Proceedings of the 2011 annual conference extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems - CHI EA '11, Vancouver, BC, CanadaNew York, New York, USA, ACM Press, pp. 1621-1626, 2011.
2010
Kavanaugh, A. L., S. Sheetz, F. Quek, and J. B. Kim, "Cell Phone Use with Social Ties during Crises: The case of the Virginia Tech tragedy", 7th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), Seattle, WA, 2010.
Chaube, V., A. L. Kavanaugh, and M. A. Pérez-Quiñones, "Leveraging Social Networks to Embed Trust in Rideshare Programs: Survey Findings", 43rd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), Kauai, Hawaii, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 1-8, 2010.
2009
Ahuja, S., M. A. Pérez-Quiñones, and A. Kavanaugh, "Rethinking local conversations on the web", Online Deliberation: Design, Research and Practice, Palo Alto, CSCL, 2009.
Godara, J., A. L. Kavanaugh, and P. Isenhour, "The Efficacy of Knowlege Sharing in Centralized and Self-Organizing Online Communities: Weblog Networks versus Discussion Forums", 42nd Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), Kona, Hawaii, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2009.
2008
2007
Kim, H. N., A. L. Kavanaugh, and T. Smith-Jacksong, "Implementation of Internet Technology for Local Government: Design guidelines", 40th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS): IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 1530-1605, 2007.
Kim, J. B., A. L. Kavanaugh, and M. A. Pérez-Quiñones, "Toward a model of political participation among young adults: The role of local groups and ICT use", 2007 International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV), Macao, ACM Press, pp. 205-212, 2007.
Kim, J. B., A. L. Kavanaugh, and K. Hult, "Local Community Groups and Internet Use", International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, vol. 2, 2007.
2006
Kavanaugh, A., and P. Isenhour, "Designing technology for local citizen deliberation", Journal of Community Informatics, vol. 2, no. 2, 2006.
Kavanaugh, A. L., T. T. Zin, J. M. Carroll, J. Schmitz, M. A. Pérez-Quiñones, and P. Isenhour, "When opinion leaders blog: New forms of citizen interaction", 2006 International Conference on Digital Government Research, vol. 151, San Diego, ACM Press, pp. 79-88, 2006.
Kavanaugh, A. L., T. T. Zin, M. B. Rosson, and J. M. Carroll, "The Impact of the Internet on Local and distant Social Ties", The Networked Neighborhood: The online community in context, Surrey, Springer, pp. 217-236, 2006.
2005
Kavanaugh, A. L., P. Isenhour, M. Cooper, J. M. Carroll, M. B. Rosson, and J. Schmitz, "Information Technology in Support of Public Deliberation", Communities and Technologies 2005, The Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 19-40, 2005.
2004
2003
Kavanaugh, A. L., D. D. Reese, J. M. Carroll, and M. B. Rosson, "Weak Ties in Networked Communities", Communities and Technologies 2003, The Netherlands, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 265-286, 2003. Abstract
2001