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News not noise: socially aware information filtering

Melhuish, Jonathan and Beale, Russell (2008) News not noise: socially aware information filtering. In: BCS HCI2008, Liverpool.

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An understanding of how people in social networks consume news media by and about their friends shows that information overload is soon going to be a major problem for many participants. Users dislike manually prioritizing their friendships to help organize this data, and this leads us to develop a new interface to help users to find the news that most interests them by providing a visual representation of social proximity, in which friends most visited and those most likely to be met offline we prioritized.

Type of Work:Conference or Workshop Item
Date:2008 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Computer Science
Department:Advanced Interaction Group
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Keywords:Social networks, Facebook usage, information overload
Subjects:QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
BF Psychology
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Jonathan Melhuish, Russell Beale
ID Code:504
Refereed:YES
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