A paper by Paul Smart and Nigel Shadbolt on the World Wide Web from an epistemological viewpoint. The authors discuss personalised searches, Social Machines, networks and trust/reliability.
A paper by Clare Hooper, Brian Bailey, Hugh Glaser and James Hendler on social machines (systems where people and technology interact). The authors suggest a framework for thinking about social machines and discuss factors that might be considered when constructing them.
A paper by Ian Brown, Lisa Harris and Wendy Hall, describing the extension of a model to describe Social Machines. The new model includes external and non-linear factors and grouping and sequencing of processes.
A paper by Ramine Tinati, Xin Wang, Ian Brown, Thanassis Tiropanis and Wendy Hall on the challenges associated with real-time Web streams. The paper describes the architecture used in the Southampton Web Observatory to process real-time Web streams.
Paul Smart, Elena Simperl and Nigel Shadbolt propose a working definition for Social Machines, describe their characteristics and discuss the future for research in this area.
An article on Social Machines in the Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, written by Paul Smart and Nigel Shadbolt.
A paper on social machines by Nigel Shadbolt, Daniel Smith, Elena Simperl, Max van Kleek, Yang Yang and Wendy Hall. The concept of social machines is defined, the key features are described and a framework for classification is proposed.