Introduce to Social Computing


This semester, I take CPE 452 Social Computing course. The course covers many topic about Social Computing  such  as social interactions,  social behaviors and human computations via social network technologies and collaborative media. So I will share you guys what i got from class and some information from myself learning about Social Computing.


What’s about Social Computing?

Social is social network and Computing is computer. Social Computing is systems that support social behavior among people[1]. It is one way that people use to do interactions with another through computer, mobile phone or anything else that can connect the network. Now, Social Computing is widely known. Because it’s easy and convenient to use to communicate with another, do business, share ideas, get the news fast, etc.


There are various social software tools that support social behavior on Social Computing.  For example,  Facebook,  Twitter,  Google+,  Youtube,  Wikis,  Blogs, Line, Path, etc. And Internet technologies such as Web 2.0, Web Analytics, Ranking Algorithm also have an effect on social interaction and the way people live[2].

There are many contents relate to Social Computing.

  • Social Network Theory or Social Network Analysis :  Social network theory considers social relationships in terms of nodes and ties. Nodes are the individual persons within the networks, and ties are the relationships between them. ” The network can also be used to determine the social capital of individual actors. These concepts are often displayed in a social network diagram, where nodes are the points and ties are the lines.”[3]
  • Usability Engineering : A field that is concerned about human-computer interaction. Try to make computer interface to have a high usability for user to use.[4]
  • Social Media Technologies : “The means of interactions among people in which they create, share, exchange and comment contents among themselves in virtual communities and networks”[5]
  • Social Interaction : Social Interaction refers to interaction among people.

That’s all about Social Computing that i would like to share you today. There are many links relate to this post below for more details.  Hope you get some information and enjoy my post. If there are any confused points or mistakes, leave me a comment. Thanks for visited. 🙂

Related link

[1] http://www.interaction- _Introduction_to_Social_Computing.html











2 thoughts on “Introduce to Social Computing

    • Social Computing is very interesting. You will got more details about it in another post. Thanks for visiting. Hope you come to share another idea 🙂

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