|Title||The Theory and Practice of Social Machines|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Shadbolt, N., K. O'Hara, D. De Roure, and W. Hall|
|Series Title||Lecture Notes in Social Networks|
Social machines are a type of network connected by interactive digital devices made possible by the ubiquitous adoption of technologies such as the Internet, the smartphone, social media and the read/write World Wide Web, connecting people at scale to document situations, cooperate on tasks, exchange information, or even simply to play. Existing social processes may be scaled up, and new social processes enabled, to solve problems, augment reality, create new sources of value, and disrupt existing practice.
The Theory and Practice of Social Machines