Social Systems: Can we Do More Than Just Poke Friends? [article]

Georgia Koutrika, Benjamin Bercovitz (Stanford University), Robert Ikeda, Filip Kaliszan (Stanford University), Henry Liou, Zahra Mohammadi Zadeh
2009 arXiv   pre-print
Social sites have become extremely popular among users but have they attracted equal attention from the research community? Are they good only for simple tasks, such as tagging and poking friends? Do they present any new or interesting research challenges? In this paper, we describe the insights we have obtained implementing CourseRank, a course evaluation and planning social system. We argue that more attention should be given to social sites like ours and that there are many challenges
more » ... not the traditional DBMS ones) that should be addressed by our community.
arXiv:0909.1774v1 fatcat:tr7komxhtbb2xbagvmetpd6thy