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101/26/2021First day of class!

Meeting agenda
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01/28/2021Sociological foundationsSocial Translucence: An Approach to Designing Systems that Support Social Processes

Designing Social Translucence Over Social Networks
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202/02/2021The Strength of Weak Ties

Predicting Tie Strength With Social Media
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02/04/2021An Experimental Study of the Small World Problem

Structural Holes and Good Ideas
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302/09/2021Research pitch #1DUE: Submit pitch materials on Compass by 3:30 PM Central Time on 02/09/2021
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02/11/2021
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402/16/2021IdentityIdentity and deception in the virtual community

4chan and/b: An Analysis of Anonymity and Ephemerality in a Large Online Community

[optional] Still out there: Modeling and Identifying Russian Troll Accounts on Twitter
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02/18/2021Disclosure and regulationAnonymity and Self-Disclosure on Weblogs

The Presentation of Self in the Age of Social Media
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502/23/2021Research pitch #2DUE: Submit talk materials on Compass by 3:30 PM Central Time on 02/23/2021
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02/25/2021
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603/02/2021Social capital and influenceThe Benefits of Facebook “Friends:” Social Capital and College Students’ Use of Online Social Network Sites

Everyone's an Influencer: Quantifying Influence on Twitter
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03/04/2021Social system design IMaking Sense of Group Chat through Collaborative Tagging and Summarization

Soylent: a word processor with a crowd inside
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703/09/2021PROPOSAL TALKSDUE: Submit talk materials on Compass by 3:30 PM Central Time on 03/09/2021
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03/11/2021
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803/16/2021Social system design IIWhy CSCW applications fail

An open, social microcalender for the enterprise: timely?

[optional] The Intellectual Challenge of CSCW: The Gap Between Social Requirements and Technical Feasibility
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03/18/2021Language analysisDiurnal and Seasonal Mood Vary with Work, Sleep, and Daylength Across Diverse Cultures

Personality, Gender, and Age in the Language of Social Media: The Open-Vocabulary Approach
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903/23/2021Language from police body camera footage shows racial disparity in office respect

You Can't Stay Here: The Efficacy of Reddit's 2015 Ban Examined Through Hate Speech
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03/25/2021CHECK-IN #1: FINAL PAPER[Office hours]
DUE: Submit project proposal on Compass by 3:30 PM Central Time on 03/30/2021
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1003/30/2021Online content moderationCrossmod: A Cross-Community Learning-based System to Assist Reddit Moderator

Squadbox: A Tool to Combat Email Harassment Using Friendsourced Moderation
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04/01/2021Synthesized Social Signals: Computationally-Derived Social Signals from Account Histories

Algorithmically Bypassing Censorship on Sina Weibo with Nondeterministic Homophone Substitutions
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1104/06/2021Credibility and MisinformationTweeting is believing?: understanding microblog credibility perceptions

The spread of true and false news online
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04/08/2021Politics and polarizationEcho chambers online? Politically motivated selective exposure among Internet news users

The political blogosphere and the 2004 U.S. election: divided they blog
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04/15/2021CHECK-IN #2: FINAL PAPER[Office hours]
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1304/20/2021Big DataData ex machina: Introduction to Big Data

The parable of Google Flu: traps in big data analysis
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04/22/2021Predictions and forecastingPrivate traits and attributes are predictable from digital records of human behavior

Exploring Limits to Prediction in Complex Social Systems

[optional] Predicting the present
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1404/27/2021Ethics and privacy
Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks

Data, privacy, and the greater good

[optional] Beyond the Belmont Principles: Ethical Challenges, Practices, and Beliefs in the Online Data Research Community
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04/29/2021FINAL PAPER TALKS
Sign-up sheet
DUE: Submit talk materials on Compass by 3:30PM Central Time on 04/29/2021.
FINAL PAPER DUE ON 05/12/2021, 11:59PM CENTRAL TIME
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