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Social Mechanics: An Empirically Grounded Science of Social Media
Proceedings of the ... International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
What will social media sites of tomorrow look like? What behaviors will their interfaces enable? A major challenge for designing new sites that allow a broader range of user actions is the difficulty of extrapolating from experience with current sites without first distinguishing correlations from underlying causal mechanisms. The growing availability of data on user activities provides new opportunities to uncover correlations among user activity, contributed content and the structure of linksdoi:10.1609/icwsm.v5i4.14087 fatcat:q4asvzuwn5cmjolrd5pzid3sme