The Social Web Cockpit: Support for Virtual Communities
Association for Computing Machinery
This paper describes the design and functionality of the Social Web Cockpit, an assistant that supports users while traversing the World Wide Web. The cockpit provides social awareness and supports collaboration, notification of interesting Web pages, collaborative construction of community knowledge, and the development of a community vocabulary. The cockpit aims at turning the World Wide Web from an interaction medium into a cooperation tool, for the active support and self-organization of virtual communities.