The Web Science Trust

Survey on Governance of User-generated Content in Web Communities

Schwagereit, Felix and Scherp, Ansgar and Staab, Steffen (2011) Survey on Governance of User-generated Content in Web Communities. pp. 1-7. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

PDF - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Image (PNG)

Official URL:


Web communities court for the users' favor. Maintaining a high quality of the user-generated content is a foundation of a healthy and ourishing community. In order to maintain this quality, the community platform needs governance. Governance of a web community can be understood as steering and coordinating the activities of community members. This includes viewing and reviewing of already existing content but also limitations for creating and sharing new content. In this paper, we systematically review successful web communities for creating and sharing user-generated content. To this end, we have grouped the communities into the following four categories: Social Media, News, Social Reviewing, and Social Networking, we have chosen the ve most prominent web platforms from Alexa Page Rank. For our survey of these platforms, we have analyzed the functionality they oer for governing the user-generated content. The result is a description of best practices for governance of user-generated content in dierent categories of web communities.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Web Science Comments:WebSci Conference 2011
Subjects:WS9 Sociology > WS93 Social Networks
WS9 Sociology > WS91 Social Attitudes
Web Science Events > Web Science 2011
ID Code:441
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 16:52
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:12

Repository Staff Only: item control page

EPrints Logo
Web Science Repository is powered by EPrints 3 which is developed by the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. More information and software credits.