Throwing Pebbles into a Dark Cave: A Study of Participation and Behavior in the {act-km} Online Community

Timbrell, Gregory T., Lambe, Patrick, & Taule, Orjan (2007) Throwing Pebbles into a Dark Cave: A Study of Participation and Behavior in the {act-km} Online Community. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management, 6(2), pp. 139-152.

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This paper defines online communities and their constituent elements. It provides a framework in which online communities can be discussed and compared irrespective of topic or content. It explores the notions of core and peripheral membership and behaviour and provides a set of metrics for determining the activity profile of the community. Finally it presents a case study of an online community and discusses it using the framework and metrics presented.

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ID Code: 14295
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1142/S021964920700169X
ISSN: 0219-6492
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 World Scientific Publishing
Copyright Statement: Electronic version of an article published as [Journal of Information and Knowledge Management 6(2):pp. 139-152.] [] © [copyright World Scientific Publishing Company]
Deposited On: 06 Aug 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:32

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