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SOCIAL DILEMMAS: The Anatomy of Cooperation
The study of social dilemmas is the study of the tension between individual and collective rationality. In a social dilemma, individually reasonable behavior leads to a situation in which everyone isExpand
The Economies of Online Cooperation: Gifts and Public Goods in Cyberspace
Even a casual trip through cyberspace will turn up evidence of hostility, selfishness, and simple nonsense. Yet the wonder of the Internet is not that there is so much noise, but that there is anyExpand
The Emergence of Exchange Structures: An Experimental Study of Uncertainty, Commitment, and Trust
  • P. Kollock
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 September 1994
An experiment is used to investigate the effects of uncertainty on pattern of exchange. The role of reputation as an important factor related to the formation of stable exchange relations isExpand
Communities in Cyberspace
From the Publisher: In cyberspace, communication and co-ordination is cheap, fast, and global. With powerful new tools for interacting and organizing in the hands of millions of people worldwide,Expand
The Production of Trust in Online Markets
Managing the virtual commons : Cooperation and conflict in computer communities
Les As. examinent le probleme de l'utilisation libre des messages electroniques et de l'aptitude d'un groupe social a surmonter ce probleme. Ils appliquent la logique des dilemmes sociaux a uneExpand
DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR ONLINE COMMUNITIES
The key challenges the Internet community will face in the future are not simply technological, but also sociological: the challenges of social interaction and social organization. This is not toExpand
"An Eye for an Eye Leaves Everyone Blind": Cooperation and Accounting Systems
  • P. Kollock
  • Computer Science, Sociology
  • 1 December 1993
TLDR
Using computer simulations that permit degrees of cooperation and introduce "noise" into the environment, I explore the benefits of strategies in which actors use different accounting systems to track ongoing exchanges. Expand
The economies of online cooperation
Even a casual trip through cyberspace will turn up evidence of hostility, selfishness, and simple nonsense. Yet the wonder of the Internet is not that there is so much noise, but that there is anyExpand
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