July Silicon Valley Speaker Series: Microsoft Research — Group Dynamics in Social Cyberspaces

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 25, 2003 — On Tuesday, July 29, research sociologist Marc Smith, of the Microsoft(r) Research Community Technologies Group, will discuss his group’s research on ways to improve the social interactions of Internet users.

Smith will talk about several projects under way that use sociological principles and data-mining techniques to address these challenges for news groups and discussion boards. He also will discuss how these principles may be applied to other types of threaded discussions. The presentation will focus on the emergence of social organizations, such as communities, in online environments and on the resources that groups need to cooperate productively online.

What:

July Silicon Valley Speaker Series:
“Group Dynamics in Social Cyberspaces”
Marc Smith, research sociologist, Microsoft Research

Date:

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Time:

12:30-2 p.m. PDT

A complimentary lunch will be provided, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Location:

Microsoft’s Mountain View campus
Bldg. 1, Conference Center
1065 LaAvenida
Mountain View, Calif.

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