Presence and hyperpresence: Implications for community awareness

John M. Carroll, Patrick C. Shih, Blaine Hoffman, Jing Wang, Kyungsik Han

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A prominent issue in community informatics is community awareness: The awareness of community members of activity in their community. Community awareness helps community members understand and appreciate their community, motivates them to participate and reciprocate, and evokes feelings of empathy, intimacy and solidarity. In this chapter we analyze community awareness technologies as helping community members feel more present to others and feel that others are more present to them. We draw upon several design investigations of supporting community awareness through aggregation of RSS feeds and Tweets, digital cultural heritage, volunteer efforts, and fieldwork understanding community awareness designs in the LiveStrong health community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInteracting with Presence
Subtitle of host publicationHCI and the Sense of Presence in Computer-Mediated Environments
PublisherDe Gruyter Open Ltd.
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783110409697
ISBN (Print)3110409674, 9783110409673
StatePublished - Oct 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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