The Social Network and Relationship Finder: Social Sorting for Email Triage

Carman Neustaedter, A.J. Brush, Marc A. Smith, and Danyel Fisher

Abstract

Email triage is the process of going through unhandled email and deciding what to do with it. This process can quickly become a serious problem for users with large volumes of email. Studies have found that people use a variety of approaches to triage their email, many of which have a social component. We believe that email clients can better support email triage by providing users with additional sorting features based on socially salient information. We present a prototype email client, SNARF (the Social Network and Relationship Finder), that aggregates social meta-data about email correspondents to aid email triage. Users can then sort their correspondents based on this meta-data bringing emails from socially important people to the foreground.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
URLhttp://www.ceas.cc/
PublisherCEAS
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