Acting or reacting? Preferential attachment in a people-tagging system

@article{Raban2011ActingOR,
  title={Acting or reacting? Preferential attachment in a people-tagging system},
  author={Daphne Ruth Raban and Inbal Ronen and Ido Guy},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2011},
  volume={62},
  pages={738-747}
}
Social technologies tend to attract research on social structure or interaction. In this paper we analyze the individual use of a social technology, specifically an enterprise people-tagging application.We focus on active participants of the system and distinguish between users who initiate activity and those who respond to activity. This distinction is situated within the preferential attachment theory in order to examine which type of participant contributes more to the process of tagging. We… CONTINUE READING