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Experimental Study of Informal Rewards in Peer Production
Abstract We test the effects of informal rewards inWe test the effects of informal rewards in online peer production. Using a randomized, experimental design, we assigned editing awards or “barnstars” to a subset of the 1% most productive Wikipedia contributors. Comparison with the control group shows that receiving a barnstar increases productivity by 60% and makes contributors six times more likely to receive additional barnstars from other community members, revealing that informal rewards significantly impact individual effort.ds significantly impact individual effort.
Abstractsub We test the effects of informal rewards inWe test the effects of informal rewards in online peer production. Using a randomized, experimental design, we assigned editing awards or “barnstars” to a subset of the 1% most productive Wikipedia contributors. Comparison with the control group shows that receiving a barnstar increases productivity by 60% and makes contributors six times more likely to receive additional barnstars from other community members, revealing that informal rewards significantly impact individual effort.ds significantly impact individual effort.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0034358  +
Has author Michael Restivo + , Arnout van de Rijt +
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Language English +
License CC BY +
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Title Experimental Study of Informal Rewards in Peer Production +
Type journal article  +
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