Communicative Practices in Virtual Workspaces

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Three Very interesting papers by an interesting team at University of Washington that has done great work in analyzing Wikipedia’s policies.

Formalization and Community Investment in Wikipedia’s Regulating Texts: The Role of Essays

We presented this poster at the ACM Design of Communication conference from October 5th-8th, 2009.

Abstract | Poster

Conference Presentations

Negotiating with Strangers

This presentation was given at the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing conference on March 12th, 2009.


Knowledge Work in Virtual Spaces

This presentation was given at the Conference on College Composition and Communication from March 11-14th, 2009.


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Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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