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Seriosity: Addressing the Challenges of Limited Attention Spans
OII DPSN Working Papers (2008)
  • David A. Bray, National Defense University
  • Karen Croxson, University of Oxford
  • William Dutton, University of Oxford
  • Benn Konsynski, Emory University
Abstract

Our case study seeks to investigate how Seriosity operates as a distributed problem solving network (DPSN) with the goals of addressing the organizational challenges of limited attention spans - embodied both by information pollution and knowledge overload. We first consider the background behind such challenges and why they will increasingly diminish organizational performance if not successfully mitigated by organizations of the future. We then consider how Seriosity measures the performance outcomes of its technologies - specifically, how does Seriosity know it is successful at translating elements of MMORPG's to help individuals better collaborate and coordinate their activities?

Keywords
  • distributed problem solving networks,
  • limited attention spans,
  • information pollution,
  • knowledge overload
Publication Date
January, 2008
Citation Information
David A. Bray, Karen Croxson, William Dutton and Benn Konsynski. "Seriosity: Addressing the Challenges of Limited Attention Spans" OII DPSN Working Papers (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dbray/31/