From Users to (Sense)Makers: On the Pivotal Role of Stigmergic Social Annotation in the Quest for Collective Sensemaking

Ronen Tamari, Daniel Friedman, William Fischer, Lauren Hebert, Dafna Shahaf

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Abstract

The web has become a dominant epistemic environment, influencing people's beliefs at a global scale. However, online epistemic environments are increasingly polluted, impairing societies' ability to coordinate effectively in the face of global crises. We argue that centralized platforms are a main source of epistemic pollution, and that healthier environments require redesigning how we collectively govern attention. Inspired by decentralization and open source software movements, we propose Open Source Attention, a socio-technical framework for "freeing"human attention from control by platforms, through a decentralized eco-system for creating, storing and querying stigmergic markers; the digital traces of human attention.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHT 2022
Subtitle of host publication33rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media - Co-located with ACM WebSci 2022 and ACM UMAP 2022
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages236-239
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450392334
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Jun 2022
Event33rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, HT 2022 - Co-located with ACM WebSci 2022 and ACM UMAP 2022 - Virtual, Online, Spain
Duration: 28 Jun 20221 Jul 2022

Publication series

NameHT 2022: 33rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media - Co-located with ACM WebSci 2022 and ACM UMAP 2022

Conference

Conference33rd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Social Media, HT 2022 - Co-located with ACM WebSci 2022 and ACM UMAP 2022
Country/TerritorySpain
CityVirtual, Online
Period28/06/221/07/22

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