Sébastien Paquet

Computer Scientist

1976 –

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Who is Sébastien Paquet?

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.

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Born
1976
Hull
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • Université de Montréal
Lived in
  • Canada

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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