ACM TSC

A new ACM journal, Transactions on Social Computing. The scope seems good, with strong interests expressed not just in the computational side but the human and social side of the field. It will be interesting to see how this develops. Too much of the field is dominated by variations on either a theme of hard computing, especially social network analysis and filtering algorithms, or soft, expansive, but technologically underinformed studies. Both extremes matter, but the important stuff is found at their intersection, and neither is of much interest on its own. This looks like it might hit the sweet spot.

Address of the bookmark: http://tsc.acm.org/about.cfm

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology and teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems, of which I am the Chair.
I am married, with two grown-up children, and live in beautiful Vancouver.

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