Claus Atzenbeck

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Claus Atzenbeck is an author.

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Socs: Increasing Social and Group Awareness for Wikis by Example of Wikipedia Socs
Web 2.0
Wikipedia
Collaboration
Coordination
Group awareness
Hypermedia
Social awareness
Wiki
WikiSym English 2008 0 0
Socs: Increasing social and group awareness for wikis by example of Wikipedia Collaboration
Coordination
Group awareness
Hypermedia
Social awareness
Socs
Web 2.0
Wiki
Wikipedia
WikiSym 2008 - The 4th International Symposium on Wikis, Proceedings English 2008 Many wikis provide good workspace awareness. Users see quickly what changes have been made or get notified about modifications on selected pages. However, they do not support a more sophisticated social or group awareness. Being aware of social structures is important for collaborative work. Adequate tools permit team members to reflect upon their and others' roles, detect and solve related conflicts in good time, and provide a means to communicate team developments. This makes such applications an effective means for new collaborators (to understand the team), long term team members (to see what is going on), and team coordinators (to manage teams and identify potential problems). This becomes especially important for fragile, large, or ad hoc virtual teams as we find around many wikis, such as Wikipedia. Furthermore, we argue that social and group awareness increases the quality of articles indirectly and is beneficial for both experts and novice users. We introduce Socs, a prototype that permits authoring social structures using spatial hypertext methods via a so-called "social space". It serves as a means to express, store, and communicate social information about people, such as wiki authors. Furthermore, Socs integrates a Web browser and the system-wide address book that act as sources for the social space and as a basis for sophisticated awareness services. Socs provides awareness about the authors of a wiki page and which of them are part of the user's structure on the social space, those that are of special interest to the user. This creates implicitly recommendations about wiki pages (because users get notified when wiki pages are authored by known people), provides the basis of interpreting the authors' intentions (because users become aware of who wrote the articles), and foster communication (because users may want to discuss those article with whom they know). 0 0