Buchtitel: ACM Webscience Conference 2013, Workshop: Harnessing the Power of Social Theory for Web Science
This paper gives a short overview about issues relevant for online collaboration platforms that could be better under- stood by applying social science research formerly conducted mostly in offline settings. Additionally, we are pointing out which theories, mostly from media sociology, could merit to be tested in settings supposed to exhibit collective intel- ligence traits. The content we present is not intended to be a complete literature review but rather tries to provide ideas and approaches to make use of existing knowledge in the so- cial sciences for the research of online group collaboration.
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