Observing social machines part 1

David De Roure, Clare Hooper, Megan Meredith-Lobay, Kevin Page, Ségolène Tarte, Don Cruickshank, Catherine De Roure
2013 Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on World Wide Web - WWW '13 Companion  
The ambition of our Social Machines Observatory is to study the Social Machines ecosystem. As a preliminary scoping exercise we consider the observation of Social Machines "in the wild" as illustrated through two example scenarios. More than identifying and classifying individual machines, we argue that we need to study interactions between machines and observe them throughout their lifecycle. We suggest that purpose may be a key notion to help identify individual Social Machines in composed
more » ... ines in composed systems. This exercise provides a basis for later work on how we instrument and observe the ecosystem.
doi:10.1145/2487788.2488077 dblp:conf/www/RoureHMPTCR13 fatcat:rsibiw24prchxiffor4chckgbe