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  • Information affordances: Studying the information processing activities of the core Occupy actors on Twitter

    2 février, par Sikana Tanupabrungsun, Jeff Hemsley, Bryan Semaan
    Emergent social movements benefit from technologies that support the information activities that core actors perform to achieve the goals of the movement. Starting with an information-centric perspective, we use the theoretical lens of information processing, to examine the roles of Twitter (...)

  • Goals for algorithmic genies

    2 février, par Hassan Masum, Mark Tovey
    Algorithmic genies built from growing computational capabilities bring risks like automating well-paying jobs, yet we suggest that if supplied with suitable goals and supporting infrastructure they can help in meeting many human needs. We argue that algorithmic genies can be harnessed to raise (...)

  • Evoking presence in vlogging: A case study of U. K. beauty blogger Zoe Sugg

    1er janvier, par Hantian Zhang
    In this paper, we explore how video blogs (vlogs) evoke the sense of “presence”, by examining famous U. K. video blogger (vlogger) Zoe Sugg’s “Haul” videos. As a result of this analysis, we argue that vlogs could evoke presence through two main elements: sensory and social elements. Sensory elements (...)

  • What motivates the authors of video game walkthroughs and FAQs? A study of six GameFAQs contributors

    1er janvier, par Michael J. Hughes
    Walkthroughs, also known as FAQs or strategy guides, are player-authored documents that provide step-by-step instructions on how to play and what to do in order to finish a given video game. Exegetical in their length and detail, walkthroughs require hours of exacting labor to complete. Yet (...)

  • Changing connectivities and renewed priorities: Status and challenges facing Nepali Internet

    1er janvier, par Shailesh Pandey, Nischal Regmi
    Evidence available after the devastating April 2015 Nepal earthquake (Gorkha earthquake) illustrate uneven coverage and poor data consumption in Nepal in spite of impressive mobile Internet subscription numbers. Places with favourable terrain, higher population densities, and higher income have (...)

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