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Sociapedia : online collaboration over a social network

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dc.contributor.advisor David R. Karger. en_US
dc.contributor.author Kedia, Mihir en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-25T20:51:23Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-25T20:51:23Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/55129
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2009. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 55-56). en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper introduces Sociapedia, a collaborative social network application that encourages friends to contribute content about each other. Sociapedia is designed upon the same principles that allowed ordinary web users to construct the comprehensive encyclopedia Wikipedia, and is built on top of the largest social network currently in existence. Several lessons from the evolution of Sociapedia are discussed. In order to learn how people would use a collaborative social network like Sociapedia, a field study was conducted over the period of one week. We established that Sociapedia generates accurate information that is not otherwise present, and characterize the nature and structure of this information. We also compare methods for spreading applications in Facebook. Finally, we analyze Sociapedia's growth and offer several suggestions for increasing its reach throughout Facebook. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Mihir Kedia. en_US
dc.format.extent 56 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.title Sociapedia : online collaboration over a social network en_US
dc.title.alternative Online collaboration over a social network en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 593936756 en_US


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