Online Identity, Group and Community Behavior (Winter 2011-12)


Readings on Online Identity

The Nym Wars

Readings on Technical Approaches to Managing Identity and Reputation

Identity Management

Reputation Systems

  • Resnick, Paul, Zeckhauser, Richard, Friedman, Eric, and Kuwabara, Ko. Reputation Systems. Communications of the ACM, 43(12), December 2000, pages 45-48. (PDF)
  • Bokardo, John. Social Design Patterns for Reputation Systems: An Interview with Yahoo's Bryce Glass, Part I and Part II. June 2008.
  • Kirtland, Alex and Schiff, John. "On a Scale from 1 to 5." Boxes and Arrows, November 2008.

Readings on Community

  • Tonnies, Ferdinand. (2001) Community and Civil Society. (Available via RIT's ebrary service; read book one, pages 17-91)
  • Dunbar, R. I. M. (1993). Coevolution of neocortical size, group size and language in humans. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 16 (4): 681-735.
  • Putam, Robert D. (2000) Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. New York: Simon & Schuster. (Preface and Chapters 1, 8, 9 are all available in PDF via myCourses, or in hard copy from me upon request)
  • Oldenburg, Ray. (1999) The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community. 2nd edition. New York: Marlowe & Company. (Preface and Chapters 1-3 are all available in PDF via myCourses, or in hard copy from me in class upon request)

Readings on Online Community

Videos on Online Community Case Studies

Please watch these videos before class so that we can discuss them:

Readings on Designing for Community

Readings on Cooperation and Competition

The history flow tool described in the last paper can be found here: http://www.research.ibm.com/visual/projects/history_flow/

Readings on Politics and Money Online