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social computing

An umbrella term for communications and collaboration via the Internet. Key concepts are user feedback, multiuser interaction and information sharing. Social computing includes wikis, blogs, user-generated content, multiplayer gaming, Twitter and social networking sites. See social commerce, Web 2.0 and social networking site.
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Modern information communication technology provides digital components and systems that support information organizations rather than inhibit the use of social computing and electronic resources, although institutions of higher learning have been grappling with management of intellectual output such as theses, dissertations, teaching materials, research and journal articles (Radojicic & Jeremic, 2012).
The entry from Masdar Institute's Social Computing and Artificial Intelligence Lab ubsequently became one of the 10 finalists chosen from among more than 600 participating teams.
Mobile, cloud and social computing are dramatically changing the way engineers, designers and architects work.
com)-- In 2010 US based company NewsGator launched Social Sites - MS SharePoint based platform that provides the companies with a wide range of social computing advantages.
Given that background, I think today organissations are really realizing that this customer engagement is where the real value lies, and technology through cloud, mobility and social computing, and these can be inferred as the companies wanting to interact more with their users.
According to a recent Gartner report, social computing solves problems and creates opportunities by extending the reach and depth of human interactions.
Meanwhile, a recent report from Deloitte Consulting LLP looks at the impact social media has had on the workplace, concluding that social media sites and social computing are improving collaboration among employees, clients and vendors around the globe, but sometimes with mixed results.
The second major trend, Gartner believes, is the business impact of social computing.
WEM solutions, including enterprise-class capabilities for social computing, content targeting and personalization, and a scalable web content management foundation, are critical to achieving these goals.
3 June 2010 - Norwegian conferencing tools provider NetConnect Systems ASA (OSL: NTECO) said Wednesday that the applications of US company NewsGator Technologies Inc, providing social computing software for Microsoft SharePoint, will be available in NetConnect's Team Portal Application Store as of 1 September 2010.
Among their topics are doing research using virtual communities; research on the use of social computing applications by both the sick and the well; online support communities; online content sharing; how a virtual community creates familiarity and trust between strangers; beliefs, norms, and resistance among older Chinese; and a survey of features and diversity in social network sites.
Social computing - Twitter and Facebook are just the start and there has been much discussion at the conference on where this is going.

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