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What Makes a Software Socializable ?

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


This article draws from our experience in the PALETTE project with the integration of several Web applications and services, to propose a list of properties that allow Web applications to become part of an online social space. That categorization is useful both for group mediators that want to select the right technology, and for software developers that want to build services with a high degree of acceptability. The article discusses the concept of online social space, then it lists several properties to make software socializable. Finally, by looking at current standards and practices, it proposes some means to implement the properties into software.


Sire, S., Vanoirbeek, C., Karacapilidis, N., Karousos, N., Tzagarakis, M. & Latour, T. (2008). What Makes a Software Socializable ?. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 5077-5082). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 16, 2019 from .


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