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Virtual Compass: Relative Positioning to Sense Mobile Social Interactions [chapter]

Nilanjan Banerjee, Sharad Agarwal, Paramvir Bahl, Ranveer Chandra, Alec Wolman, Mark Corner
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We have implemented Virtual Compass on mobile phones and laptops, and we evaluate it using a sample application that senses social interactions between Facebook friends.  ...  Virtual Compass is a peer-based relative positioning system that relies solely on the hardware and operating system support available on commodity mobile handhelds.  ...  Mobile social applications are heavily driven by the relative positioning of people, and less by absolute location.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-12654-3_1 fatcat:7pfyno4qmzdo3imro3xfglihxi

Virtual relationships: Anthropomorphism in the digital age

Mayu Koike, Steve Loughnan
2021 Social & Personality Psychology Compass  
Although social psychologists are well-positioned to study how we think, feel, and act towards social objects, work on this topic has been limited and narrow in focus.  ...  We employ social psychological research and theory to review how, why, and when people come to anthropomorphize VAs.  ...  Social presence refers to the capacity of a virtual entity to make the interaction feel like an interaction with a real, live human (Nowak & Biocca, 2003) .  ... 
doi:10.1111/spc3.12603 fatcat:zmpdfmlq3bbirht6pkbjhulm24

Personalized Compass

Daniel Miau, Steven Feiner
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '16  
Maps on mobile/wearable devices often make it difficult to determine the location of a point of interest (POI).  ...  To address this issue, we present Personalized Compass, a self-contained compact graphical location indicator.  ...  Interaction Techniques for Mobile Interfaces #chi4good, CHI 2016, San Jose, CA, USA  ... 
doi:10.1145/2858036.2858068 dblp:conf/chi/MiauF16 fatcat:bwwmadgafjhilcxalyx7wphivu

A Quasi-Experimental Study of the Impact of Virtual Service-Learning on College Students' Development of Compassion and Motivation for Service

Alma Acosta Sanchez
2021 McNair Research Journal SJSU  
The benefits of virtual-service learning to acquire compassion will focus on a desire to help and concern for others that may not be like oneself, combined with valuing social justice and the relationship  ...  The purpose of this research is to explain the impact of virtual servicelearning (vSL) on college students' development of compassion and motivation for service.  ...  Motivation Compassion is a feeling that can motivate social interactions based on reciprocity-social-emotional exchanges-to serve for a social issue to build community by experience, identity, and relationships  ... 
doi:10.31979/mrj.2021.1704 fatcat:pvf2ytfmvne57mimnsv3t52hzy

Compassion-Focused Technologies: Reflections and Future Directions

Jamin Day, Joel C. Finkelstein, Brent A. Field, Benjamin Matthews, James N. Kirby, James R. Doty
2021 Frontiers in Psychology  
Cultivating compassion involves developing deep wisdom, insight, and understanding into the nature and causes of human suffering; and wisdom and commitment to take positive action to alleviate suffering  ...  Compassion is a prosocial motivation that is critical to the development and survival of the human species.  ...  Pro-social cues and contexts in virtual interaction are now being studied to see how they might enhance compassion.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.603618 pmid:34054636 pmcid:PMC8155300 fatcat:6a6o5wq3wjaptlxt4iq3nxxi2a

Still getting it on online: Thirty years of queer male spaces brokered through digital technologies

Sam Miles
2018 Geography Compass  
Research across the social sciences testifies to an ongoing relationship between queerness and digital technology.  ...  I then evaluate the huge popularity of mobile phone-based dating and hook-up apps such as Grindr and Tinder.  ...  Triangulating spatial coordinates, mobile signal, and satellite position through GPS allows a mobile device to connect the user amongst a matrix of others similarly 'plugged in' to specific online networks  ... 
doi:10.1111/gec3.12407 fatcat:f54yrm5klbhgjhdxu6pmtdpony

Economic cycles as a source of social influence on individuals

Nina Sirola
2019 Social & Personality Psychology Compass  
I review the development of different intellectual traditions examining social influence to explain the relative lack of attention to economic cycles and position emerging work on the topic relative to  ...  A review of this work shows that the understanding of core phenomena of interest to social psychology (e.g., attributions, altruism, and racial tensions) can be meaningfully extended by studying the complex  ...  Virtually the entire history of social science studying processes of social influence arising through economic interactions focused on how proximal micro-mechanisms specific to economic systems (such as  ... 
doi:10.1111/spc3.12452 fatcat:spkarwp44vclznq5q3q4ojw7mi

Impartiality, Compassion, and Modal Imagination

1991 Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy  
Therefore, although compassion is itself a substantive moral concept, nothing I say here carries any particular normative commitment to the relatively central or peripheral role I think compassion should  ...  the significance of human interaction.  ...  as mobile physical beings, and our intellectual and emotional responses to it and them.  ... 
doi:10.1086/293341 fatcat:32z6sqtl75b6vnuuspdhuil3ei

Theorizing social change

Robin Zheng
2022 Philosophy Compass  
I then briefly outline some other fundamental problems common to all processes of social change.  ...  In this article I argue that social change deserves to be recognized as an area of philosophical study in its own right.  ...  But philosophers have virtually no such comparably systematic theories of social change, that is, theories telling us the right way to bring about a just society.  ... 
doi:10.1111/phc3.12815 fatcat:hj5pt3wpxvbu3ijhlajaw4zm5a

Fuzzy Boundaries: Hybridizing Location-based Services, Volunteered Geographic Information and Geovisualization Literature

Britta Ricker, Sylvie Daniel, Nick Hedley
2014 Geography Compass  
present data via interactive visualizations.  ...  Mobile applications are particularly exciting to geographers due to their ability to collect swathes of spatial data from citizens, to present information relevant to a user's current location, and to  ...  He develops mobile augmented reality, augmented virtuality, VGI, mobile virtual and flexible mixed reality interfaces.  ... 
doi:10.1111/gec3.12138 fatcat:cu3dkznpsvberm5qezeu2ngcd4

Sociological perspectives on artificial intelligence: A typological reading

Zheng Liu
2021 Sociology Compass  
Research informed by the "cultural AI" perspective views AI development as a social phenomenon and examines its interactions with the wider social, cultural, economic and political conditions in which  ...  Interest in applying sociological tools to analysing the social nature, antecedents and consequences of artificial intelligence (AI) has been rekindled in recent years.  ...  This includes the self and identity; the (de)globalisation of the global economy; social interaction; mobility; and politics and policy.  ... 
doi:10.1111/soc4.12851 fatcat:ovd3yixlbnfyfcnese3beati5u

Going All the Way: Politicizing, Polarizing, and Radicalizing Identity Offline and Online

Jacquelien van Stekelenburg
2014 Sociology Compass  
Some members of the group may take a radical activist route to promote or prevent social change. Their interactions with their opponents intensify, while their ideas and beliefs sharpen.  ...  of political mobilization.  ...  Group members try to enhance their social self-esteem by searching for positive group distinctiveness, because any threat to the position of the group implies a potential loss of positive comparisons (  ... 
doi:10.1111/soc4.12157 fatcat:feqw6mnh3zhehdzhvsvqu2zkfm

The mediation of gay men's lives: A review on gay dating app studies

Shangwei Wu, Janelle Ward
2018 Sociology Compass  
These apps allow users to create profiles to present themselves and interact with each other to reach multiple goals, such as casual sex, dating, or networking.  ...  A growing body of literature focuses on gay men's use of mobile dating applications or "dating apps."  ...  There is a relatively clear research strand marked by self-presentation and interaction frameworks.  ... 
doi:10.1111/soc4.12560 fatcat:asb7hvcxlvha7cam55my7wvyi4

Compassion as an antidote to cruelty

Michael Allen Fox
2006 Behavioral and Brain Sciences  
This is a distasteful task that will compel researchers to interact with torturers and abusers, and to acknowledge that their gratifications are rooted in a common human past.  ...  amusement, and social control.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT I am grateful to the very many friends and colleagues who have, since 1995, reviewed (and listened to) earlier versions of this article, and to the BBS referees and commentators (in particular  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0140525x06279056 fatcat:sc6tolblavajtpztacbgr2lqee

Web Mapping 2.0: The Neogeography of the GeoWeb

Muki Haklay, Alex Singleton, Chris Parker
2008 Geography Compass  
Case studies are used to demonstrate this Web Mapping 2.0 era, and differentiate it from the previous generation of Internet mapping.  ...  A whole range of websites and communities from the commercial Google Maps to the grassroots OpenStreetMap, and applications such as Platial, also have emerged.  ...  OSM uses Social Mobile Computing to an extent during the process of data collection, especially during mapping parties where participants coordinate the work using mobile GPS receivers and mobile phones  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1749-8198.2008.00167.x fatcat:qyitqsnrnzhmvjvkcrnkzt2wva
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