Innovating collaborative content creation : The role of altruism and wiki technology

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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ISSN (Print)1530-1605

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Title40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
PlaceUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period3 - 6 January 2007

Abstract

Wikipedia demonstrates the feasibility and success of an innovative form of content creation, namely openly shared, collaborative writing. This research sought to understand the success of Wikipedia as a collaborative model, considering both technology and participant motivations. The research finds that while participants have both individualistic and collaborative motives, collaborative (altruistic) motives dominate. The collaboration model differs from that of open source software development, which is less inclusive with respect to participation, and more "selfish" with respect to contributor motives. The success of the Wikipedia model appears to be related to wiki technology and the "wiki way" of collaboration. © 2007 IEEE.

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Innovating collaborative content creation : The role of altruism and wiki technology. / Wagner, Christian; Prasarnphanich, Pattarawan.

Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2007. 4076406.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review