Facilitating benign deceit in mediated communication

Wendy Moncur, Judith Masthoff, Ehud Reiter

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    This research explores how to communicate an individuals' self-reported emotional state to members of their personal social network, through automatic, computer-generated, personalised updates. Results of two qualitative studies are described where participants were unwilling to disclose their emotional state fully to all of their network members, choosing to deceive selected members instead. Further, participants indicated that they would want automatic personalised updates for network members to incorporate these deceits.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCHI EA '09
    Subtitle of host publicationCHI '09 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9781605582474
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • Ambiguity
    • Computer-mediated social interaction
    • Deceit
    • Grounded theory
    • Personal social networks
    • Personalization


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