Corpus ID: 8809599

How to Ask for a Favor: A Case Study on the Success of Altruistic Requests

  title={How to Ask for a Favor: A Case Study on the Success of Altruistic Requests},
  author={Tim Althoff and Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Dan Jurafsky},
  • Tim Althoff, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Dan Jurafsky
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology, Computer Science, Physics
  • ArXiv
  • Requests are at the core of many social media systems such as question & answer sites and online philanthropy communities. While the success of such requests is critical to the success of the community, the factors that lead community members to satisfy a request are largely unknown. Success of a request depends on factors like who is asking, how they are asking, when are they asking, and most critically what is being requested, ranging from small favors to substantial monetary donations. We… CONTINUE READING
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