Accepted at Chi Sparks 2011

Our Paper is accepted at Chi Sparks Conference 2011. See you June 23 in Netherland!
Title: Trust Thy Neighbour: Exploring Information Sharing in anonymous Urban Setting to Support Trust Generation
Authors: Peter Conradie, Stephanie Neumann, Jonas Breme

Abstract: Trust, along with social capital, has been in decline since reaching a peak in the 1960’s. Trust in society has been identified as being very beneficial: trusting communities are fare better on a range of issues. Certain types of trust, familiarity- and strategic based, lends itself to facilitation through ICT, but require the sharing of information. Through a workshop conducted in a high-rise building in Berlin we explore the possibilities of information sharing among neighbours. We conclude that there is willingness to share, but life cycle or age influences the interest in establishing trust in the neighbourhood.

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