Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

10-2008

Abstract

The ability to utilize and benefit from today's explosion of social media sites depends on providing tools that allow users to productively participate. In order to participate, users must be able to find resources (both people and information) that they find valuable. Here, we argue that in order to do this effectively, we should make use of a user's "social context". A user's social context includes both their personal social context (their friends and the communities to which they belong) and their community social context (their role and identity in different communities).

Keywords

social media, social search, social context

Publication

Proceedings of the 2008 ACM Workshop on Search in Social Media (SSM'08)

First Page

91

Last Page

94

ISBN

9781605582580

Identifier

10.1145/1458583.1458602

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

Napa Valley, CA

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1458583.1458602

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