Toward an Understanding of How Threads Die in Asynchronous Computer Conferences

@inproceedings{Hewitt2005TowardAU,
  title={Toward an Understanding of How Threads Die in Asynchronous Computer Conferences},
  author={Jim Hewitt},
  year={2005}
}
Previous computer conferencing research has been concerned with the organizational, technical, social, and motivational factors that support and sustain online interaction. This article studies online interaction from a different perspective. Rather than analyze the processes that sustain discourse, the following research examines how and why discussions shut down. A computer simulation of asynchronous threaded interaction suggests that certain common online habits, when practiced by many… CONTINUE READING

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