Date of Award

Fall 12-1-2010

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

First Advisor

Stephen Krebsbach

Second Advisor

Ronghua Shan

Third Advisor

Mark Moran


Info pool is a system where users can seamlessly share, view, and respond to many types of social content across multiple networks. It is the result of a rigorous user-centered design process that involved formal research and evaluation. Info pool emphasizes on improving social connections by making it more efficient to communicate with, share with, and view the social content of all the people in a user's online social network. Info pool provides a compelling user experience because it aggregates content across many different networks so a user has a single location to discover new content and communicate. The goal of Info pool is to present social information in a way that ties it to the person who posted the information, and not the site from which it came.