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[liberationtech] Research on communication in ad hoc groups?

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Mon Sep 2 12:20:20 PDT 2013


Computer-mediated communication literature has been studying this since the
1980s:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-mediated_communication

The field has its own journal:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1083-6101

Sociological approaches have studied how the choice to reply, cc or bcc
forms social networks:

http://www.isi.edu/~adibi/Enron/Enron_Dataset_Report.pdf


On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 6:48 AM, Michael Rogers <michael at briarproject.org>wrote:

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> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone on the list know of any research into the way people
> communicate in ad hoc groups? By an ad hoc group I mean a group formed
> for the duration of a particular communication, such as the list of
> people CCed in an email thread, as opposed to a group defined by a
> topic, such as a mailing list or IRC channel.
>
> I'm particularly interested in the way ad hoc groups evolve over time
> - - eg as people are added to and removed from CC lists - and the extent
> to which members of ad hoc groups also communicate with each other
> one-to-one.
>
> Thanks,
> Michael
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