Social Software References


Tracing the Evolution of Social Software by Christopher Allen provides a historical reference to social software.


Wenger, E. (1998). Communities of practice: Learning, meaning, and identity. New York: Cambridge University Press.


Ulises Ali Mejias' thoughtful critique of Social Software titled What is social about social software?


Clay Shirky's article: Social Software and the Politics of Groups


Maarten de Laat's dissertation on "Networked learning." (Boy, check out his vita -- and he's only 33!)


Garton, L., Haythornwaite, C., & Wellman, B. (1997) Studying online social networks. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication: 3(1)


Danah Boyd's article Autistic Social Softare.


Rohit Parikh's 2002 article Social Software from Synthese 132(3) 187-211.


Michele Tepper's 2003 article The rise of social software from netWorker 7(3) 18-23.


Green & Pearson's 2005 presentation from the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS'05) - Track 5 p. 117b Social Software and Cyber Networks: Ties That Bind or Weak Associations within the Political Organization?


about Social Software -- a weblog by grant


thesocialsoftwareweblog -- a weblog by Weblogs, Inc.


An article by Jennie Bristow titled Social Software -- Get Real.


And a rebutal, Social Software is Real, by Ross Mayfield.


AOK's Knowledge Sharing and Social Software wiki.


programmableweb's Web 2.0 Mashup Matrix -- An experimental matrix of Web 2.0 mash-ups.


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Note: Several of these links I found were available when I was connected to my university network. Outside of that particular net, I found I was locked out.

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