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  1. Jan 2017
    1. A number of authors

      Among others, as it is an earlier publication, Lazer et al.'s 2009 computational social science paper might be cited here as well:

      Computational social science could become the exclusive domain of private companies and government agencies. Alternatively, there might emerge a privileged set of academic researchers presiding over private data from which they produce papers that cannot be critiqued or replicated. Neither scenario will serve the long-term public interest of accumulating, verifying, and disseminating knowledge.

    2. that I’ll tell you about

      which will be further discussed

    1. Early event detection problems can go here. Two example cases just came to my mind are: 1- in emergency response: detecting a disaster quickly is important. 2- in computational journalism: many locals suddenly start talking about an event means something newsworthy is going on.

  2. Nov 2016
    1. to induce specific behaviors

      Something along this line might be mentioned here:

      indeed the field of socio-technical systems was born in 1950 out of an interest in optimizing productivity in postwar industries when organizations started to be seen not exclusively as social systems but also including the technical.

    1. cite it as:

      providing bibtex would be helpful for latex and citation manager users:

      @book{salganik_bit_2017, address = {Princeton, NJ}, edition = {Open Review Edition}, title = {Bit by {Bit}: {Social} {Research} in the {Digital} {Age}}, publisher = {Princeton University Press}, author = {Salganik, Matthew J.}, year = {2017} }

    1. approach to this repurposing very differently.

      this discrepancy might also relate to Watt's argument that "if sociologists want their explanations to be causal, they must place less emphasis on understandability (i.e., sense making) and more on their ability to make predictions."