The tremendous growth in the use of Social Media has led to radical paradigm shifts in the ways we communicate, collaborate, consume, and create information. Our focus in this special issue is on the reciprocal interplay of Social Media and Collective Intelligence. We therefore discuss constituting attributes of Social Media and Collective Intelligence, and we structure the rapidly growing body of literature including adjacent research streams such as Social Network Analysis, Web Science, and Computational Social Science. We conclude by making propositions for future research where in particular the disciplines of artificial intelligence, computer science, and information systems can substantially contribute to the interdisciplinary academic discourse.
Detlef Schoder, Peter A. Gloor, Panagiotis Takis Metaxas. "Social Media and Collective Intelligence: Ongoing and Future Research Streams." KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, February 2013, Volume 27, Issue 1, Special Issue on Social Media.