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Working out the plot: the role of stories in social machines

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Although Social Machines do not have yet a formalized definition, some efforts have been made to characterize them from a “machinery” point of view. In this paper, we present a methodology by which we attempt to reveal the sociality of Social Machines; to do so, we adopt the analogy of stories. By assimilating a Social Machine to a story, we can identify the stories within and about that machine and how this storytelling perspective might reveal the sociality of Social Machines. After illustr...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1145/2567948.2578839

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University of Oxford
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Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences Division - E-Research Centre,Oxford
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University of Oxford
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Wolfson College
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Mathematical, Physical & Life Sciences Division - E-Research Centre,Oxford
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University of Oxford
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The Bodleian Libraries
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WWW Companion '14 Proceedings of the companion publication of the 23rd international conference on World wide web companion
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909-914
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uuid:6df95de1-93a7-4c93-bd23-0f04e9975927
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ora:8033
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978-1-4503-2745-9

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