Badges of friendship: Social influence and badge acquisition on stack overflow

Alexander Halavais, Kyounghee Kwon, Shannon Havener, Jason Striker

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    Abstract

    Badges can provide a number of advantages to networked, self-directed learners, including making visible social networks of support and direction. If badges do allow for this, we would expect to see badge acquisition to be predicted by the presence of a particular badge among a learner's social connections. In examining the badges and "tags" used on the question-and-answer site Stack Overflow. We find that the more general badges are closely related to tenure on the site, while the numerous "tag" badges provide for more socially-determined differentiation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages1607-1615
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9781479925049
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2014
    Event47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014 - Waikoloa, HI, United States
    Duration: Jan 6 2014Jan 9 2014

    Other

    Other47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CityWaikoloa, HI
    Period1/6/141/9/14

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

    Cite this

    Halavais, A., Kwon, K., Havener, S., & Striker, J. (2014). Badges of friendship: Social influence and badge acquisition on stack overflow. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 1607-1615). [6758803] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2014.206

    Badges of friendship : Social influence and badge acquisition on stack overflow. / Halavais, Alexander; Kwon, Kyounghee; Havener, Shannon; Striker, Jason.

    Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. p. 1607-1615 6758803.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Halavais, A, Kwon, K, Havener, S & Striker, J 2014, Badges of friendship: Social influence and badge acquisition on stack overflow. in Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences., 6758803, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 1607-1615, 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2014, Waikoloa, HI, United States, 1/6/14. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2014.206
    Halavais A, Kwon K, Havener S, Striker J. Badges of friendship: Social influence and badge acquisition on stack overflow. In Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. IEEE Computer Society. 2014. p. 1607-1615. 6758803 https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2014.206
    Halavais, Alexander ; Kwon, Kyounghee ; Havener, Shannon ; Striker, Jason. / Badges of friendship : Social influence and badge acquisition on stack overflow. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. pp. 1607-1615
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