WeDo: End-to-end computer supported collective action

Haoqi Zhang*, Andres Monroy-Hernandez, Aaron Shaw, Sean A. Munson, Elizabeth M Gerber, Benjamin Mako Hill, Peter Kinnaird, Shelly D. Farnham, Patrick Minder

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Many celebrate the Internet's ability to connect individuals and facilitate collective action toward a common goal. While numerous systems have been designed to support particular aspects of collective action, few systems support participatory, end-to-end collective action in which a crowd or community identifies opportunities, formulates goals, brainstorms ideas and develops plans, mobilizes, and takes action. To explore the possibilities and barriers in supporting such interactions, we introduce WeDo, a system aimed at promoting simple forms of participatory, end-to-end collective action. Pilot deployments of WeDo illustrate that sociotechnical systems can support automated transitions through different phases of end-to-end collective action, but that challenges, such as the elicitation of leadership and the accommodation of existing group norms, remain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2014
PublisherThe AAAI Press
Pages639-642
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781577356578
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event8th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2014 - Ann Arbor, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2014Jun 4 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 8th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2014

Other

Other8th International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityAnn Arbor
Period6/1/146/4/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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