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CS 598 KGK - Special Topics - Social Spaces on the Internet

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in computer science intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Special Instructions:

This course will be taught online/ synchronously. Topic: Social Spaces on the Internet Social Spaces on the Internet. The Internet is home to a panoply of varieties of human interaction. Social media, interactive games, telepresence, online environments, and simple text e-mails now mediate our normal experiences of education, medicine, politics, business, sociality, collective action, and more. Unbeknownst to many users, these systems incorporate algorithmic interventions that alter prior expectations. As the Internet has become an infrastructure for social life and society itself, our ability to measure and represent that society is transforming. This class explores the presentation of self, the presentation of collectives, the presentation of news, and social dynamics in these online spaces - and how algorithmic intervention shapes them from the perspective of social signalling theory. Topics covered include: resumes of the 22nd century, why people share -fake- news, the m

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 4

Term(s): Fall


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