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by , July 23, 2008

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Exploring information ecologies in public access settings

The information ecology methodology allows a group to illustrate the networks of trust that exist in a geographic community. The tool works like a photograph of people's personal networking experience. After developing several linkage maps, researchers can detect patterns in terms of trusted sources of information, or the information ecology around a focal point (a public access site in the context of the Global Impact Study project).

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