Social TV from a Computer-Supported Cooperative Work Perspective

Social TV from a Computer-Supported Cooperative Work Perspective

Tom Gross (Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany), Thilo Paul-Stueve (Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany) and Mirko Fetter (Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-100-3.ch323
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Social TV provides co-located and geographically distributed TV spectators with facilities for jointly watching television and for social interaction. In this chapter the authors discuss Social TV from a computer-supported cooperative work perspective by introducing Social TV, presenting computersupported cooperative work and its requirements for technological support of social interaction, and by identifying key issues of Social TV concepts and applications—thereby particularly focussing on group awareness, communication, and seamless integration. In particular, this chapter aims to provide users and developers of Social TV systems with concepts and base technology from computer-supported cooperative work and ubiquitous computing as a basis of advanced Social TV.

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