Virtual Technologies and Social Shaping

  • David Kreps
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15479-9_10

Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 328)
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Kreps D. (2010) Virtual Technologies and Social Shaping. In: Berleur J., Hercheui M.D., Hilty L.M. (eds) What Kind of Information Society? Governance, Virtuality, Surveillance, Sustainability, Resilience. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 328. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Virtual Technologies have enabled us all to become publishers and broadcasters. The world of information has become saturated with a multitude of opinions, and opportunities to express them. Track 2 “Virtual Technologies and Social Shaping” of the 9th Conference on Human Choice and Computers (HCC9) explores some of the issues that have arisen in this new information society, how we are shaped by it, and how we shape it, through i) two papers addressing issues of identity on social networks (Pearson and Burmeister), ii) two papers about the glut of information now available on the web and strategies for dealing with it (Lenarcic et al. and Westwood), and finally iii) a paper on the tricky problem of virtual property theft (Patterson et al.).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Kreps
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  1. 1.Information Systems, Organisations and Society Research CentreUniversity of SalfordSalfordUK

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