The main issue of this paper concerns the future of social machines, analyzed as united system of computers and people. Starting from existing social networks as Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia etc., which have an enormous impact on every aspect of our lives, and thanks to an explosion of new technologies, the opportunity for creation of new generation social machines is becoming a reality. Here proposed analysis presents the social machine as a class of relationships between individual and social behavior on one hand, and between hardware and software computer systems on the other hand. The emergence of social machines can be expected to fundamentally change the way in which such properties and functions of the social systems are built. In this context, here presented concept about social machines appears as a contemporary model for unifying both computational and social processes. In this article are explained the characteristics that describe and differentiate current social machines when viewed as a collective enterprise. The paper also focuses on some basic hardware and software tools, which can be included as components of social machines. Here are discussed the trends towards optimal configurations of software and hardware architectures, needed for right functioning of social machines. Finally, authors present their future work researches, offering plans to engage with the broader Web community of professionals and volunteers.
Adriana Anri Georgieva,Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Bozhidar Georgiev, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Stream: Computational Social Science
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