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[liberationtech] Research on communication in ad hoc groups?

Michael Rogers michael at briarproject.org
Tue Sep 3 07:44:18 PDT 2013


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Thanks Yosem! "Networks of practice" seems to be a useful phrase for
turning up relevant research in the CMC and management literature, and
"group evolution" for the SNA literature.

Cheers,
Michael

On 02/09/13 20:20, Yosem Companys wrote:
> 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 <mailto:michael at briarproject.org>>
> wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
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