Regulating Behavior in Online Communities

@inproceedings{Ren2010RegulatingBI,
  title={Regulating Behavior in Online Communities},
  author={Yuqing Ren and Robert E. Kraut and Sara B. Kiesler},
  year={2010}
}
In thriving communities, a rough consensus eventually emerges about the range of behaviors the managers and most members consider acceptable, what we will call normative behaviors, and another range of behaviors that are beyond the pale. A Rape In Cyberspace, the newspaper report by Julian Dibbell (1993), describes a classic example of unacceptable behavior in LamdaMoo, an early virtual environment. Mr. Bungle, an avatar in the online community, wrote a program that forced two avatars… CONTINUE READING

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