Lurking: Legitimate or Illegitimate Peripheral Participation?

  title={Lurking: Legitimate or Illegitimate Peripheral Participation?},
  author={Adrian Yeow and Steven L. Johnson and Samer Faraj},
By sponsoring, promoting or simply monitoring virtual communities related to their products, work processes, and other topics of interest, organizations leverage the efforts, insights and abilities of individuals inside and outside their organization. Lurkers are participants who persistently demure from engaging in the core activities that sustain a virtual community. Because virtual communities are perpetuated through voluntary contributions, the persistent peripheral participation of lurkers… CONTINUE READING


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