Socialization tactics in wikipedia and their effects

@inproceedings{Choi2010SocializationTI,
  title={Socialization tactics in wikipedia and their effects},
  author={Boreum Choi and K. Alexander and R. Kraut and J. Levine},
  booktitle={CSCW '10},
  year={2010}
}
  • Boreum Choi, K. Alexander, +1 author J. Levine
  • Published in CSCW '10 2010
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Socialization of newcomers is critical both for conventional groups. It helps groups perform effectively and the newcomers develop commitment. However, little empirical research has investigated the impact of specific socialization tactics on newcomers' commitment to online groups. We examined WikiProjects, subgroups in Wikipedia organized around working on common topics or tasks. In study 1, we identified the seven socialization tactics used most frequently: invitations to join, welcome… CONTINUE READING
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