"Students pursuing a specialization in Social Computing learn to analyze online social interactions, both in online communities and in more diffuse social networks. They learn about features of social computing technologies so they can recognize opportunities to put them to use in new settings and make good choices about alternative implementations."(SI MSI Degree, 3/26/07)
With today's climate in librarianship, a course or two in social computing would definitely be beneficial to library information science students.
Tags: Library Information Science, University of Michigan, Social computing