Feedback Loops of Attention in Peer Production

  title={Feedback Loops of Attention in Peer Production},
  author={Fang Wu and Dennis M. Wilkinson and Bernardo A. Huberman},
  journal={2009 International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering},
A significant percentage of online content is now published and consumed via the mechanism of crowdsourcing. While any user can contribute to these forums, a disproportionately large percentage of the content is submitted by very activeand devoted users, whose continuing participation is key to thesites’ success. As we show, people’s propensity to keep participating increases the more they contribute, suggesting motivating factors which increase over time. This paper demonstrates that… CONTINUE READING
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