What Catches Your Attention? An Empirical Study of Attention Patterns in Community Forums

@inproceedings{Wagner2012WhatCY,
  title={What Catches Your Attention? An Empirical Study of Attention Patterns in Community Forums},
  author={Claudia Wagner and Matthew Rowe and Markus Strohmaier and Harith Alani},
  booktitle={ICWSM},
  year={2012}
}
Online community managers work towards building and managing communities around a given brand or topic. A risk imposed on such managers is that their community may die out and its utility diminish to users. Understanding what drives attention to content and the dynamics of discussions in a given community informs the community manager and/or host with the factors that are associated with attention. In this paper we gain insights into the idiosyncrasies that individual community forums exhibit… CONTINUE READING
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