When you wish upon a blog...: how collaborative information seeking can interleave with CSCW

Aiko Takazawa, Michael Twidale

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Abstract

In this paper, we share our preliminary analyses of a particular case of a self-organizing group that responded to the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami disaster in Japan. The way this group managed to send aid from Finland to Japan is a fascinating case study in computer supported cooperative work. However we also see in it many cases of various kinds of collaborative information seeking (CIS), both computer supported and using more traditional resources. At the same time we find it challenging to look at some of these activities from the CIS frameworks that we are familiar with. We believe that exploring some of these issues at the workshop will enable a richer understanding of the range of possible kinds of CIS.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 2nd ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, CSCW 2013 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Feb 23 2013Feb 27 2013

Other

Other2013 2nd ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, CSCW 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period2/23/132/27/13

Keywords

  • Disaster relief
  • self organizing groups

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