Show me the money!: an analysis of project updates during crowdfunding campaigns

  title={Show me the money!: an analysis of project updates during crowdfunding campaigns},
  author={Anbang Xu and X. Yang and Huaming Rao and Wai-Tat Fu and Shih-Wen Huang and Brian P. Bailey},
  journal={Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems},
  • Anbang XuX. Yang B. Bailey
  • Published 26 April 2014
  • Business
  • Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Hundreds of thousands of crowdfunding campaigns have been launched, but more than half of them have failed. To better understand the factors affecting campaign outcomes, this paper targets the content and usage patterns of project updates -- communications intended to keep potential funders aware of a campaign's progress. We analyzed the content and usage patterns of a large corpus of project updates on Kickstarter, one of the largest crowdfunding platforms. Using semantic analysis techniques… 

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