|Institutions||National Research Council (Canada)
Université du Québec à Montréal
|Alma mater||Université de Montréal|
|Doctoral advisor||Gilles Brassard and Esma Aïmeur|
Sébastien Paquet is a Canadian academic, researcher, and blogger best known for his work on the Internet Topic Exchange with Phillip Pearson, a precursor to modern-day tags and folksonomies, as well as his social software blog many-to-many, cohosted with Clay Shirky, Ross Mayfield, David Weinberger, and danah boyd. He has been credited with introducing the notion of Ridiculously Easy Group-Forming in 2002.
Paquet earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2003 from the University of Montreal, his thesis title was A Socio-Technological Approach to Sharing Knowledge Across Disciplines. After his Ph.D., he joined the National Research Council of Canada where he worked with Stephen Downes before joining SocialText for a year in 2005.
He is currently a professor at Université du Québec à Montréal.
- S. Paquet et P. Pearson, A Topic Sharing Infrastructure for Weblog Networks. Proceedings of the Communication Networks and Services Research (CNSR) 2004, IEEE Computer Society Press.
- Picture of Paquet on flickr
- Many-to-many - a group blog cofounded by Paquet
- Seb's Open Research - Paquet's blog
- A Socio-Technological Approach to Sharing Knowledge Across Disciplines - Paquet's doctoral thesis
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