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Joshua Introne
Michigan State University
22Publications
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134Citations
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Abstract Online health support forums utilize straightforward online discussion designs to create a sociotechnical space where people can seek social support from others. The advice generated in these forums exists as an archival resource for future health information seekers. The present study uses mixed methods to investigate how invisible social processes lead advice to be adapted over time by forum members. Drawing on the construct of ‘reification’ from the communities of practice (COP) lite...
#1Joshua Introne (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 7
#2Irem Gokce Yildirim (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 1
Last.Shaima Elzeini (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 1
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Misinformation has found a new natural habitat in the digital age. Thousands of forums, blogs, and alternative news sources amplify fake news and inaccurate information to such a degree that it impacts our collective intelligence. Researchers and policy makers are troubled by misinformation because it is presumed to energize or even carry false narratives that can motivate poor decision-making and dangerous behaviors. Yet, while a growing body of research has focused on how viral misinformation ...
#1Joshua Introne (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 7
#2Luca Iandoli (Stevens Institute of Technology)H-Index: 11
Last.Shaima Elzeini (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 1
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Misinformation has found a new natural habitat in the digital age. Thousands of forums, blogs, and alternative news sources amplify inaccurate information to such a degree that it impacts our collective intelligence. Widespread misinformation is troubling, not just because it is wrong, but also because it can persist in the face of attempts to correct it, and thus becomes part of a larger culture of community-based pseudoknowledge (PK). Prior work has focused on the motivations and psychology of...
May 7, 2016 in CHI (Human Factors in Computing Systems)
#1Joshua Introne (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 7
#2Bryan C. Semaan (SU: Syracuse University)H-Index: 13
Last.Sean P. Goggins (MU: University of Missouri)H-Index: 15
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Social support can significantly improve health outcomes for individuals living with disease, and online forums have emerged as an important vehicle for social support. Whereas research has focused on the delivery and use of social support, little is known about how these communities are sustained. We describe one sociotechnical mechanism that enables sustainable communities to provide social support to a large number of people. We focus upon thirteen disease-specific discussion forums hosted by...
#1Joshua Introne (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 7
#2Luca Iandoli (Stevens Institute of Technology)H-Index: 11
While research has shown that argument based systems (ABSs) can be used to improve aspects of individual thinking and learning, relatively few studies have shown that ABSs improve decision performance in real world tasks. In this article, we strive to improve the value-proposition of ABSs for decision makers by showing that individuals can, with minimal training, use a novel ABS called Pendo to improve their ability to predict housing market trends. Pendo helps to weight and aggregate evidence t...
Feb 23, 2013 in CSCW (Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work)
#1Joshua Introne (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 7
#2Marcus Drescher (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 6
In this article, we present an analysis of communication transcripts from computer-mediated teams that illustrates how different kinds of decision support impact collaborative knowledge construction. Our analysis introduces an algorithmic technique called Topic Evolution Analysis (TEvA), which tracks clusters of words in conversation, and illustrates how these clusters change and merge over time. This analysis is combined with measurements of group dynamics to distinguish between teams using dif...
#1Joshua Introne (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 7
#2Robert Laubacher (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 12
Last.Thomas W. Malone (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 53
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Global climate change is one of the most challenging problems humanity has ever faced. Fortunately, a new way of solving large, complex problems has become possible in just the last decade or so. Examples like Wikipedia and Linux illustrate how the work of thousands of people can be combined in ways that would have been impossible only a few years ago. Inspired by systems like these, we developed the Climate CoLab—a global, on-line platform in which thousands of people around the world work toge...
Feb 11, 2012 in CSCW (Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work)
#1Joshua IntroneH-Index: 7
#2Karen Levy (Princeton University)H-Index: 1
Last.Cecilia R. Aragon (UW: University of Washington)H-Index: 29
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Our actions and opinions - "what we know and believe, how we behave and make decisions" - are embedded in and shaped by webs of social relationships. Small individual actions that flow within networks can lead to broad systemic dynamics that fundamentally impact how societies function economically, socially, and culturally. Social technology provides a set of affordances that makes it easier for individuals to manage this web of relationships and the information that flows through it. But design...
#1Joshua Introne (MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology)H-Index: 7
#2Sean P. Goggins (ACM: Association for Computing Machinery)H-Index: 15
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