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Title: Social computing: the state of the art

Authors: Justin Zhan; Xing Fang

Addresses: Department of Computer Science, North Carolina A&T State University, 1601 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC, 27410, USA. ' Department of Computer Science, North Carolina A&T State University, 1601 East Market Street, Greensboro, NC, 27410, USA

Abstract: Social computing can be broadly defined as computational facilitation of social studies and human social dynamics as well as design and use of information and communication technologies that consider social context. Novel social services and applications developed based on social computing have profoundly affected nowadays people|s life. However, as an emerging research field, it gathers numerous researchers who tend to contribute cutting-edge research work on social computing. In this paper, we provide a brief overview towards the state of art of social computing.

Keywords: social computing; social networks; social media; social behaviour.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCCPS.2011.043601

International Journal of Social Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems, 2011 Vol.1 No.1, pp.1 - 12

Available online: 31 Oct 2011 *

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