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Pub. period:2010-2012
Pub. count:7
Number of co-authors:13


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Antin, Judd, Cheshire, Coye and Nov, Oded (2012): Technology-mediated contributions: editing behaviors among new Wikipedians. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2012. pp. 373-382.

The power-law distribution of participation characterizes a wide variety of technology-mediated social participation (TMSP) systems, and Wikipedia is no exception. A minority of active contributors does most of the work. While the existence of a core of highly active contributors is well documented, how those individuals came to be so active is less well understood. In this study we extend prior research on TMSP and Wikipedia by examining in detail the characteristics of the revisions that new contributors make. In particular we focus on new users who maintain a minimum level of sustained activity during their first six months. We use content analysis of individual revisions as well as other quantitative techniques to examine three research questions regarding the effect of early diversification of activity, nature vs. nurture, and associations with later administrative and organizational activity. We present analyses that address each of these questions, and conclude with implications for our understanding of the progression of participation on Wikipedia and other TMSP systems.

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Brooks, Andrew L. and Cheshire, Coye (2012): Ad-itudes: twitter users & advertising. In: Companion Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2012. pp. 63-66.

Advertising offline and online is pervasive. This study surveyed over 400 Internet users in the United States to assess current attitudes towards such advertisements. Preliminary results show that Twitter users have a more favorable view of advertisements, both online and offline, than non-users. As designers of Internet-based services introduce advertisements to fund their services, it is useful to understand users' attitudes towards such advertising. As researchers we should consider how advertisements and attitudes towards such advertisements impact how users interact and communicate with one another via these systems.

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McPherson, Kimra, Huotari, Kai, Cheng, F. Yo-Shang, Humphrey, David, Cheshire, Coye and Brooks, Andrew L. (2012): Glitter: a mixed-methods study of twitter use during glee broadcasts. In: Companion Proceedings of ACM CSCW12 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2012. pp. 167-170.

Tweeting while watching TV has become a popular phenomenon in the United States, so much so TV networks actively encourage tweeting through scheduling and incentives. Through collected tweets and interviews during the TV show Glee, this study explores what makes live-tweeting compelling for participant viewers. Early results of this ongoing project suggest that sharing a social experience with others and expressing oneself to a larger crowd (1) enhance one's experience of watching a television simulcast, and (2) motivates continued live-tweeting behaviors.

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Antin, Judd, Yee, Raymond, Cheshire, Coye and Nov, Oded (2011): Gender differences in Wikipedia editing. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration 2011. pp. 11-14.

As Wikipedia has become an indispensable source of online information, concerns about who writes, edits, and maintains it have come to the forefront. In particular, the 2010 UNU-MERIT survey found evidence of a significant gender skew: fewer than 13% of Wikipedia contributors are women. However, the number of contributors is just one way to examine gender differences in contribution. In this paper we take a more fine-grained perspective by examining how much and what types of Wiki-work men and women tend to do. First, we find that the so-called "Gender Gap" in number of editors may not be as wide as prior studies have suggested. Second, although more than 80% of editors in our sample were men, among the bottom 75% of editors by activity-level, we find that men and women made similar numbers of revisions. However, among the most active Wikipedians men tended to make many more revisions than women. Finally, we find that the most active women in our sample tended to make larger revisions than the most active men. We conclude by discussing directions for future research.

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Fiore, Andrew T., Taylor, Lindsay Shaw, Mendelsohn, G. A. and Cheshire, Coye (2011): Predicting relationship outcomes in online dating: a longitudinal survey. In: Proceedings of the 2011 iConference 2011. pp. 670-671.

This poster presents preliminary results from a longitudinal survey of online dating users. Participants' initial online and subsequent offline impressions of their dates were used to predict both relationship duration in weeks and relationship quality metrics, including perceived intimacy and relationship satisfaction, two weeks after the first meeting. We find that impressions assessed before online daters met in person did not predict relationship duration, but they did predict metrics of relationship quality.

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Antin, Judd and Cheshire, Coye (2010): Readers are not free-riders: reading as a form of participation on wikipedia. In: Proceedings of ACM CSCW10 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 2010. pp. 127-130.

The success of Wikipedia as a large-scale collaborative effort has spurred researchers to examine the motivations and behaviors of Wikipedia's participants. However, this research has tended to focus on active involvement rather than more common forms of participation such as reading. In this paper we argue that Wikipedia's readers should not all be characterized as free-riders -- individuals who knowingly choose to take advantage of others' effort. Furthermore, we illustrate how readers provide a valuable service to Wikipedia. Finally, we use the notion of legitimate peripheral participation to argue that reading is a gateway activity through which newcomers learn about Wikipedia. We find support for our arguments in the results of a survey of Wikipedia usage and knowledge. Implications for future research and design are discussed.

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Suhonen, Emmi, Lampinen, Airi, Cheshire, Coye and Antin, Judd (2010): Everyday favors: a case study of a local online gift exchange system. In: GROUP10 International Conference on Supporting Group Work 2010. pp. 11-20.

This paper focuses on online gift exchange in a setting where online and offline interactions are tightly intertwined and most of the exchanges require face-to-face interaction to be completed. We present a local online gift exchange system, Kassi, and a seven-month case study of its use. Based on survey material and logs of system usage, we analyze users' motivations to contribute to the system and the community. While most users held favorable attitudes towards the system, many reasons for not using the service were found. We set our findings into perspective by discussing different ways of defining participation, measuring use, and qualifying different types of contributions. We argue that when users try to fit a system into their everyday lives, designers should consider supporting such efforts -- even if user behavior does not match expectations. Designers who encourage emergent and unanticipated behaviors can enhance users' sense of participation and encourage the leap from intention to realized action.

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