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A Platform for Studying Progressive Self Management in Online Communities

Lewis, David and McAuley, John and Feeney, Kevin (2009) A Platform for Studying Progressive Self Management in Online Communities. In: Proceedings of the WebSci'09: Society On-Line, 18-20 March 2009, Athens, Greece. (In Press)

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Abstract

Web2.0 provides a myriad of ways of communicating and collaborating such as email lists, instant messaging, blogs, wikis, tagging and commenting on other’s posts. Increasingly, individuals and businesses are using this technology to build strong ad hoc online communities to pursue common shared goals, such as: addressing social or environmental issues; collaborating on technical innovations; collectively creating new multimedia content or forming business networks in a particular field. As such value-generating online communities take on increasing social and economic significance, it is vital we study and understand how best they can management themselves to adapt to change and maintain the engagement of members. Currently, such self-management is not well understood and poorly supported by the web platforms. This poster outline a platform developed to enable the collective and participative management of online communities and to study it use over time by a selection of different online communities.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:online communities self management policy based management
Subjects:Web Science Events > Web Science 2009
ID Code:233
Deposited By: W S T Administrator
Deposited On:11 Mar 2009 00:16
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 16:43

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