University of Michigan School of Information Launches Nation’s First Master’s Degree Specialization in Social Computing

Catching up and thrilled to see this:

"Facebook. YouTube. Wikipedia. Flickr. They’re the user-created stuff of Web 2.0 — also known as social computing — that have changed the way people interact with computers and each other.

Developing a formal understanding of the underlying dynamics at play and the critical technology choices has required a patchwork of academic courses at a select few institutions.

Now the University of Michigan School of Information (SI) offers students the nation’s first graduate-degree specialization in social computing through the Master of Science in Information.

SI faculty have been leaders in inventing and analyzing many of the underlying techniques that have powered the rise of social computing, including recommender systems, reputation systems, prediction markets, social network analysis, online communities, and computer-supported cooperative work."

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