Feed me: motivating newcomer contribution in social network sites

@inproceedings{Burke2009FeedMM,
  title={Feed me: motivating newcomer contribution in social network sites},
  author={Moira Burke and Cameron Marlow and Thomas M. Lento},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2009}
}
Social networking sites (SNS) are only as good as the content their users share. Therefore, designers of SNS seek to improve the overall user experience by encouraging members to contribute more content. However, user motivations for contribution in SNS are not well understood. This is particularly true for newcomers, who may not recognize the value of contribution. Using server log data from approximately 140,000 newcomers in Facebook, we predict long-term sharing based on the experiences the… CONTINUE READING

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