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Pub. period:2011-2011
Pub. count:4
Number of co-authors:3



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Aditya Johri:4
Vandana Singh:2
Oded Nov:2

 

 

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Oded Nov:13
Aditya Johri:11
Vandana Singh:7
 
 
 
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Johri, Aditya, Nov, Oded and Mitra, Raktim (2011): Environmental jolts: impact of exogenous factors on online community participation. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW11 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2011. pp. 649-652.

Few studies of online communities take exogenous factors into account while explaining community participation. We present preliminary results from a study investigating the impact of steward companies' actions on online community participation. We identified two events: (1) open sourcing of Java by Sun and (2) acquisition of Sun (and consequently of Java) by Oracle, and examined participation in their developer online communities. We found significant change in participation levels around each event with both significant increases and decreases. We conjecture that participation increased if the action was perceived as supportive by developers (e.g. Sun's open sourcing of Java) whereas it decreased if the action was perceived as detrimental by developers (e.g. Oracle's acquisition of Sun).

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Singh, Vandana, Johri, Aditya and Mitra, Raktim (2011): Types of newcomers in an online developer community. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW11 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2011. pp. 717-720.

In this interactive paper we present preliminary results from an analysis of help seeking interactions of newcomers in an online developer community for beginners. We develop the distinctions among newcomers to create different profiles of newcomers which are often clubbed together in a homogeneous group. These profiles are generalizations of activities, behavior and attitudes of newcomers in these communities and they highlight the differences among members of this group.

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Johri, Aditya, Nov, Oded and Mitra, Raktim (2011): "Cool" or "monster"?: company takeovers and their effect on open source community participation. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 327-331.

In this study, we investigate the effect of takeover announcements made by open-source software (OSS) steward firms, on participation in an OSS newcomers' online community. We examine a MySQL newcomer forum before and after two takeover announcements -- the January 2008 announcement of MySQL's takeover by Sun Microsystems, and the April 2009 announcement of Sun's takeover by Oracle. We find that the impact on participation depends on how the acquiring company is perceived. The announcement of an acquisition by a company perceived as hostile had a negative effect on participation, whereas announcement of acquisition by a more friendly company was found to have no effect on participation. These changes in participation occurred without any accompanying change in the product itself, or its licensing. This work provides the evidence of the effect of external events on online participation.

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Mitra, Raktim, Singh, Vandana and Johri, Aditya (2011): Cyber-learning ecosystem: tools, technology and users. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 719-721.

In this poster we will present results from a study aimed at determining factors that promote newcomer participation and integration in cyber-learning environments. At this stage we present the research design and some preliminary results and at the time of presentation we will be augmenting our results presented here.

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Publication statistics

Pub. period:2011-2011
Pub. count:4
Number of co-authors:3



Co-authors

Number of publications with 3 favourite co-authors:

Aditya Johri:4
Vandana Singh:2
Oded Nov:2

 

 

Productive colleagues

Raktim Mitra's 3 most productive colleagues in number of publications:

Oded Nov:13
Aditya Johri:11
Vandana Singh:7
 
 
 
Jul 24

There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home

-- Ken Olson

 
 

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Marc Hassenzahl explains the fascinating concept of User Experience and Experience Design. Commentaries by Don Norman, Eric Reiss, Mark Blythe, and Whitney Hess

User Experience and Experience Design !

 
 

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Kumar and Herger 2013: Gamification at Work: Designing Engaging Business Software...
by Janaki Mythily Kumar and Mario Herger

 
Start reading

Whitworth and Ahmad 2013: The Social Design of Technical Systems: Building technologies for communities...
by Brian Whitworth and Adnan Ahmad

 
Start reading

Soegaard and Dam 2013: The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed....
by Mads Soegaard and Rikke Friis Dam

 
Start reading
 
 

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