A Bounded Confidence Approach to Understanding User Participation in Peer Production Systems

Abstract

Commons-based peer production does seem to rest upon a paradox. Although users produce all contents, at the same time participation is commonly on a voluntary basis, and largely incentivized by achievement of project’s goals. This means that users have to coordinate their actions and goals, in order to keep themselves from leaving. While this situation is easily explainable for small groups of highly committed, like-minded individuals, little is known about large-scale, heterogeneous projects, such as Wikipedia.

Publication
Third International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo’11)
Date

BibTeX

@InProceedings{Ciampaglia2011,
  Title                    = {A Bounded Confidence Approach to Understand User Participation in Peer Production Systems},
  Author                   = {Giovanni Luca Ciampaglia},
  Booktitle                = {Third International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo'11)},
  Year                     = {2011},

  Address                  = {Singapore},
  Month                    = {Oct},
  Pages                    = {269--282},
  Publisher                = {Springer Verlang},
  Series                   = {LNCS},
  Volume                   = {6984},

  Doi                      = {10.1007/978-3-642-24704-0_29},
  Keywords                 = {wikipedia, consensus, user participation, sensitivity analysis},
}