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, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 9–15 | Cite as

Social Media and Collective Intelligence—Ongoing and Future Research Streams

  • Detlef SchoderEmail author
  • Peter A. Gloor
  • Panagiotis Takis Metaxas
Technical Contribution


The tremendous growth in the use of Social Media has led to radical paradigm shifts in the ways we communicate, collaborate, consume, and create information. Our focus in this special issue is on the reciprocal interplay of Social Media and Collective Intelligence. We therefore discuss constituting attributes of Social Media and Collective Intelligence, and we structure the rapidly growing body of literature including adjacent research streams such as social network analysis, Web Science, and computational social science. We conclude by making propositions for future research where in particular the disciplines of artificial intelligence, computer science, and information systems can substantially contribute to the interdisciplinary academic discourse.


Social Medium Online Social Networking Research Stream Collective Intelligence Computational Social Science 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Detlef Schoder
    • 1
    Email author
  • Peter A. Gloor
    • 2
  • Panagiotis Takis Metaxas
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. of Information Systems and Information Management & Institute of Broadcasting EconomicsUniversity of Cologne (Köln)CologneGermany
  2. 2.Center for Collective IntelligenceMIT Sloan School of ManagementCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of Computer ScienceWellesley CollegeBostonUSA
  4. 4.Center for Research on Computation and SocietyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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