The Awareness Network of Monitoring and Displaying Actions of Social Networks
The concept of awareness plays a pivotal role in research in Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. Recently, Software Engineering researchers interested in the collaborative nature of software development have explored the implications of this concept in the design of software development tools. A critical aspect of awareness is the associated coordinative work practices of displaying and monitoring actions. This aspect concerns how colleagues monitor one another's actions to understand how these actions impact their own work and how they display their actions in such a way that others can easily monitor them while doing their own work. The authors focus on an additional aspect of awareness: the identification of the social actors who should be monitored and the actors to whom their actions should be displayed.