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Focus Project Title Lead Researcher / Team
Social capital on websites Social capital on websites: understanding collective architecture from social spiders and their webs Divya Bellur Uma
Social capital refers to the relationships, norms and networks that facilitate collective action for mutual benefit. The present research study would examine social spider webs as animal architecture that facilitates social capital. The study attempts to:
  • Characterize the architecture of the web
  • Examine the mechanics of the silk
  • Examine if there is task differentiation in web building
  • Understand the coordination of web construction through social networks




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