Reviews and Testimonials
Contributors from a wide range of disciplines look at how digital technologies have changed the production, dissemination, and definition of knowledge, and where this might lead to. They cover expertise and the changing nature of knowledge creation and dissemination in the web 2.0 environment, changing expert environments in the university and in the areas of research and scholarship, reimagining pedagogical expertise, and case studies of collective or decentralized expertise. Among the topics are Wikipedia's success and the rise of the amateur expert, Google scholar as the co-producer of scholarly knowledge, teaching political science students to find and evaluate information in the social media flow, faculty and undergraduate perceptions of expertise within social media, and interaction and expertise in an Appalachian music archive.
– Book News Inc. Portland, OR
Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination introduces an outstanding reflection about the implications of social software, from a perspective of user expertise. The book is well-structured and gratifying to read, presenting pertinent and up-to-date articles. The articles cover the main issues on the topic, considering both theoretical and empirical view points, as well as presenting case studies. […]I have reached the conclusion that it is an important piece of work for those who are concerned with the way social media changes communication and knowledge dissemination in several environments.
– Ana Azevedo, Algoritmi R&D Center/University of Minho, Portugal and ISCAP/Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal