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Lurking? Cyclopaths? A quantitative lifecycle analysis of user behavior in a geowiki
Abstract Online communities produce rich behavioralOnline communities produce rich behavioral datasets, e.g., Usenet news conversations, Wikipedia edits, and Facebook friend networks. Analysis of such datasets yields important insights (like the "long tail" of user participation) and suggests novel design interventions (like targeting users with personalized opportunities and work requests). However, certain key user data typically are unavailable, specifically viewing, pre-registration, and non-logged-in activity. The absence of data makes some questions hard to answer; ac- cess to it can strengthen, extend, or cast doubt on previous results. We report on analysis of user behavior in Cyclopath, a geographic wiki and route-finder for bicyclists. With access to viewing and non-logged-in activity data, we were able to: (a) replicate and extend prior work on user lifecycles in Wikipedia, (b) bring to light some pre-registration activity, thus testing for the presence of "educational lurking," and (c) demonstrate the locality of geographic activity and how editing and viewing are geographically correlated.and viewing are geographically correlated.
Abstractsub Online communities produce rich behavioralOnline communities produce rich behavioral datasets, e.g., Usenet news conversations, Wikipedia edits, and Facebook friend networks. Analysis of such datasets yields important insights (like the "long tail" of user participation) and suggests novel design interventions (like targeting users with personalized opportunities and work requests). However, certain key user data typically are unavailable, specifically viewing, pre-registration, and non-logged-in activity. The absence of data makes some questions hard to answer; ac- cess to it can strengthen, extend, or cast doubt on previous results. We report on analysis of user behavior in Cyclopath, a geographic wiki and route-finder for bicyclists. With access to viewing and non-logged-in activity data, we were able to: (a) replicate and extend prior work on user lifecycles in Wikipedia, (b) bring to light some pre-registration activity, thus testing for the presence of "educational lurking," and (c) demonstrate the locality of geographic activity and how editing and viewing are geographically correlated.and viewing are geographically correlated.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/1753326.1753615  +
Has author Katherine Panciera + , Reid Priedhorsky + , Thomas Erickson + , Loren Terveen +
Has extra keyword Dataset + , Facebook + , Life cycle analysis + , Long tail + , Novel design + , Online community + , Open content + , Pre-registration + , User behaviors + , User data + , User participation + , Volunteered geographic information + , Wikipedia + , Behavioral research + , Human engineering + , Online systems +
Has keyword Geographic volunteer work + , Geowiki + , Lurking + , Open content + , Volunteered geographic information + , Wiki +
Isbn 9781605589299  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 1917–1926  +
Published in Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings +
Title Lurking? Cyclopaths? A quantitative lifecycle analysis of user behavior in a geowiki +
Type conference paper  +
Volume 3  +
Year 2010 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 07:40:54  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 07:40:54  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2010  +
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