Quotation Hoisl, Bernhard, Aigner, Wolfgang, Miksch, Silvia. 2007. Social Rewarding in Wiki Systems - Motivating the Community. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing (OCSC), Hrsg. D. Schuler, 362-371. Berlin: Springer.


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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.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Social Rewarding in Wiki Systems - Motivating the Community
Title of whole publication Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Online Communities and Social Computing (OCSC)
Editor D. Schuler
Page from 362
Page to 371
Location Berlin
Publisher Springer
Year 2007
ISBN 978-3-540-73256-3
URL http://ieg.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/projects/SocialRewarding/HCIISocialRewarding.pdf

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Hoisl, Bernhard (Former researcher)
External
Aigner, Wolfgang (Department für Information und Knowledge Engineering, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria)
Miksch, Silvia (Department für Information und Knowledge Engineering, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria)
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Information Systems and New Media IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1105 Computer software (Details)
1108 Informatics (Details)
1140 Software engineering (Details)
1156 Web engineering (Details)
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