PhD HCC – Social Computing Reading List

Note: this is the list for students in the HCC PhD program. CS PhD students please study the CS qualifier reading list.
  1. Bruckman, A. S. (2002). Studying the Amateur Artist: A Perspective on Disguising Data Collected in Human Subjects Research on the Internet. Ethics and Information Technology, 4(3), 217-231.
  2. Burt, R. (2004). Structural Holes and Good Ideas. American Journal of Sociology, 110(2).
  3. Granovetter, M. (1973). The Strength of Weak Ties. American Journal of Sociology. 78(6):1360-1380
  4. Kling, R. Social Analyses of Computing: Theoretical Orientations in Recent Empirical Research. ACM Computing Surveys, 12, 1 (1980), 61-110.
  5. Kollock, P. (1999). The Economies of Online Cooperation: Gifts and Public Goods in Cyberspace. In M. Smith & P. Kollock (Eds.), Communities in Cyberspace (pp. 220-239). New York: Routledge.
  6. Oldenburg, R. (1999). The Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, and Other Hangouts at the Heart of a Community. Chapters 1 and 2. New York: Marlowe & Company.
  7. Ostrom, E. (2015). Governing the Commons. Cambridge University Press. [Only pages 1-7; 29-57; 82-102].
  1. Donath, J. (1999). Identity and Deception in the Virtual Community. In M. A. Smith & P. Kollock (Eds.), Communities in Cyberspace (pp. 29-59). New York: Routledge.
  2. Hancock, J., Toma, C. and Ellison, N. 2007. The truth about lying in online dating profiles. In Proc. CHI, 2007, 449-452
  3. Turkle, S. (1997). “Aspects of the Self” and “Tinysex and Gender Trouble.” In Life On the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet (pp. 177-232). New York: Touchstone.
  4. Van Gelder, L. (1991). The Strange Case of the Electronic Lover. In C.Dunlop & R. Kling (Eds.), Computerization and Controversy: Value Conflicts and Social Choices (pp. 364-375). Orlando, FL: Elsevier Academic Press.
  5. Voida, A., Grinter, R.E., Ducheneaut, N., Edwards, W.K. and Newman, M.W., Listening In: Practices Surrounding iTunes Music Sharing. In Proc. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing (CHI '05), ACM Press (2005), 191-200.
Patterns of Participation
  1. Kim, A. J. (2000). “Roles: From Newcomer to Old-Timer” and “Leadership: The Buck Stops Here.” In Community Building on the Web (pp. 115-153, 155-199). New York: Peachpit Press.
  2. Nonnecke, B., & Preece, J. (2000). Lurker Demographics: Counting the Silent. In Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 73-80). The Hague, The Netherlands, 1-6 April.
  3. Kramer, Adam DI, Jamie E. Guillory, and Jeffrey T. Hancock. "Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks."Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111.24 (2014): 8788-8790.
  4. Kraut, Robert E., Paul Resnick, Sara Kiesler, Moira Burke, Yan Chen, Niki Kittur, Joseph Konstan, Yuqing Ren, and John Riedl (2012). Building successful online communities: Evidence-based social design. MIT Press.
  5. Bamman, D., Eisenstein, J., & Schnoebelen, T. (2014). Gender identity and lexical variation in social media. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 18(2), 135-160.
Open Source/Open Content
  1. Benkler, Y. “Coase's Penguin,or Linux and the Nature of the Firm.” Yale Law Journal 112:369 (2002)
  2. Bryant, S. L., Forte, A., & Bruckman, A. S. (2005). Becoming Wikipedian: Transformation of Participation in a Collaborative Online Encyclopedia. InProceedings of the ACM GROUP Conference on Supporting Group Work (pp. 1-10). Sanibel Island, FL, 6-9 November.
  3. Mockus, A., Fielding, R.T. and Herbsleb, J.D., A Case Study of Open Source Development: The Apache Server. In Proc. 22nd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2000), IEEE Press, 263-272.
  4. Raymond, E. S. (2001). The Cathedral and the Bazaar: Musings on Linux and Open Source by an Accidental Revolutionary (Revised ed.). Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly & Associates.
Collaboration in Controlled Environments
  1. Bentley, R., Hughes, J.A., Randall, D., Rodden, T., Sawyer, P., Shapiro, D. and Sommerville, I., Ethnographically-Informed Systems Design for Air Traffic Control. In Proc. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work CSCW '92, New York, NY: ACM Press. (1992), 123-129.
  2. Grinter, R.E., Aoki, P.M., Hurst, A., Szymanski, M.H., Thornton, J.D. and Woodruff, A., Revisiting the Visit: Understanding How Technology Can Shape the Museum Visit. In Proc. ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2002), New York, NY: ACM Press (2002), 146-155.
  3. Heath, C. and Luff, P., Collaborative Activity and Technological Design: Task Coordination in London Underground Control Rooms. In Proc. European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work ECSCW '91 (1991), 65-80.
Computer-Mediated Communication
  1. Grinter, R.E., Palen, L. and Eldridge, M. Chatting with teenagers: Considering the place of chat technologies in teen life. Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction, 13, 4 (2006), 423-447.
  2. Ling, et al. (2004). Using Social Psychology to Motivate Contributions to Online Communities. JCMC.
  3. De Choudhury, M., Counts, S., and Horvitz, E. (2013). Predicting postpartum changes in emotion and behavior via social media. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3267-3276.

  4. Kittur, A., Nickerson, J. V., Bernstein, M., Gerber, E., Shaw, A., Zimmerman, J., Lease, M., and Horton, J. (2013). The future of crowd work. In Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (pp. 1301-1318). ACM.

  5. Mark, G., Bagdouri, M., Palen, L., Martin, J., Al-Ani, B., & Anderson, K. (2012). Blogs as a collective war diary. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (pp. 37-46). ACM.

  6. Das, S., & Kramer, A. D. (2013). Self-Censorship on Facebook. In Proceedings of ICWSM.

  7. Golder, S. A., & Macy, M. W. (2011). Diurnal and seasonal mood vary with work, sleep, and daylength across diverse cultures. Science, 333(6051), 1878-1881.

  8. Jurafsky, D., Chahuneau, V., Routledge, B. R., & Smith, N. A. (2014). Narrative framing of consumer sentiment in online restaurant reviews. First Monday, 19(4).

  9. Niculae, V., Suen, C., Zhang, J., Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, C., & Leskovec, J. (2015). Quotus: The structure of political media coverage as revealed by quoting patterns. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web (pp. 798-808). International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee.

Systems to Support Coordination
  1. Dourish, P. and Bellotti, V., Awareness and Coordination in Shared Workspaces. In Proc. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work CSCW '92, New York: ACM Press (1992), 107-114.
  2. Grudin, Jonathan. (1988). Why CSCW applications fail: problems in the design and evaluation of organizational interfaces. In Proc. CSCW, 1988
  3. Konstan, J. and Riedl, J. (2012). Recommender systems: from algorithms to user experience. User Modeling and User Adapted Interaction. (22) 101-123.
  4. Olson, G. and Olson, J. (2000). Distance Matters. Human-Computer Interaction, 15:2, 139-178.
  5. Lilly C. Irani and M. Six Silberman. 2013. Turkopticon: interrupting worker invisibility in amazon mechanical turk. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 611-620.
  6. Burton, M. A., Brady, E., Brewer, R., Neylan, C., Bigham, J. P., & Hurst, A. (2012). Crowdsourcing subjective fashion advice using VizWiz: challenges and opportunities. In Proceedings of the 14th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (pp. 135-142). ACM.

  7. Dimond, J. P., Dye, M., LaRose, D., & Bruckman, A. S. (2013). Hollaback!: the role of storytelling online in a social movement organization. In Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (pp. 477-490). ACM.


Updated Aug. 3, 2017