Cooperation Technology and Timeliness of Information: Comparing Travelbooks, Wikis and Online Communities

  title={Cooperation Technology and Timeliness of Information: Comparing Travelbooks, Wikis and Online Communities},
  author={Felix-Robinson Aschoff and M. Prestipino and G. Schwabe},
Based on an information systems metaphor for virtual communities this paper discusses up-todateness as one crucial factor of travel information quality. Two empirical studies are presented which show that the up-to-dateness of information in travelbooks, wikis and in forum communities does not differ systematically. Based on this empirical evidence we focus on understanding the factors influencing the up-to-dateness of the three media. We propose a framework with three determining factors: 1… Expand
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