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Social rewarding in wiki systems - motivating the community

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|date=2007|publishedin=Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|volume=4564 LNCS|page-start=362|page-end=371|abstract=Online communities have something in common: their success rise and fall with the participation rate of active users. In this paper we focus on social rewarding mechanisms that generate benefits for users in order to achieve a higher contribution rate in a wiki system. In an online community, social rewarding is in the majority of cases based on accentuation of the most active members. As money cannot be used as a motivating factor others like status, power, acceptance, and glory have to be employed. We explain different social rewarding mechanisms which aim to meet these needs of users. Furthermore, we implemented a number of methods within the MediaWiki system, where social rewarding criteria are satisfied by generating a ranking of most active members. |keywords=Contribution, Motivation, Online communities, Participation, Social rewarding, Wiki|extrakeywords=Internet, Social aspects, User interfaces, Web services, MediaWiki system, Online communities, Social rewarding, Online systems|references={{reference|full=Adar, E., Huberman, B.A., (2000) Free Riding on Gnutella, , Xerox Palo Alto Research Center}} {{reference|full= Chesney, T., An Empirical Examination of Wikipedia's Credibility (2006) First Monday, 11 (11)}} {{reference|full= Cornes, R., Sandler, T., (1996) The Theory of Externalities, Public Goods and Club Goods, , 2nd edn. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge}} {{reference|full= Cosley, D., Frankowski, D., Kiesler, S., (2005) How Oversight Improves Member-Maintained Communities, , CommunityLab}} {{reference|full= Ebersbach, A., Glaser, M., Heigl, R., (2005) Wiki: Web Collaboration, , Springer, Heidelberg}} {{reference|full= Feldman, M., Papadimitriou, C., Chuang, J., Free-Riding and Whitewashing in Peer-to-Peer Systems (2004) School of Information Management and Systems, , UC Berkeley}} {{reference|full= Google Technology (Retrieved on 2007-02-15) http://www.google.com/ technology/Hoisl, B., (2007) Social Rewarding in Online Communities - A Focus on Wiki Systems, , Master thesis, Vienna University of Technology , To be published}} {{reference|full= Jackson, J.M., Harkins, S.G., Equity in Effort: An Explanation of the Social Loafing Effect (1985) Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 49, pp. 1199-1206}} {{reference|full= Kimberly, L., Beenen, G., Ludford, P., (2004) Using Social Psychology to Motivate Contributions to Online Communities, , CommunityLab}} {{reference|full= Leuf, B., Cunningham, W., (2001) The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on the Web, , Addison-Wesley Professional, London}} {{reference|full= Ludford, P., Cosley, D., Frankowski, D., (2004) Think Different: Increasing Online Community Participation Using Uniqueness and Group Dissimilarity, , University of Minnesota, Department of Computer Science and Engineering}} {{reference|full= Maslow, A.H., (1987) Motivation and Personality, , 3rd edn. HarperCollins Publishers}} {{reference|full= McFederies, P., Technically Speaking: It's A Wiki, Wiki World (2006) IEEE Spectrum, 43, p. 88}} {{reference|full= Resnick, P., Zeckhauser, R., Friedman, E., Reputation Systems: Facilitating Trust in Internet Interactions (2000) Communications of the ACM, 43 (12), pp. 45-48}} {{reference|full= Sanger, L.: Why Wikipedia Must Jettison Its Anti-Elitism. (Retrieved on 2007-02-15) (2004) http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2004/12/30/142458/25Kuro5hinSchoberth, T., Preece, J., Heinzl, A., (2003) Online Communities: A Longitude Analysis of Communication Activities, , Working Paper in Information Systems}} {{reference|full= Tapscott, D., Williams, A.D., (2006) Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything, , Portfolio}} {{reference|full= Tufte, E.R., (2006) Beautiful Evidence, pp. 7-19. , Graphics Press, pp}}|issn=3029743|isbn=9783540732563|language=English|type=conference paper
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