By: Karl Long
Web science will have both social and engineering dimensions. As the NY Times reported, it will include the emerging research in social networks and the social sciences that is being used to study how people behave on the Web. For example trust and privacy are two specific areas that can be studied more. Also Web Science will look at more technical areas, such as how huge decentralized Web systems work.
What we’re saying is that it’s becoming so important that things like Wikipedia are being created, new business models are emerging and that it’s changing our lives so much that we have to have a science to understand this.
Really interesting stuff.