Do dugg diggers digg diligently?

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The commenting patterns of a sample of 6,468 users on Digg.com demonstrate that feedback from other users affects participation in three ways. First, the more explicit feedback a user receives, in the form of moderation votes on their comment or responses to their comment, the sooner they contribute again. Second, commenters generally become more able to generate feedback as they become more experienced contributors to the site. Third, there are some common features of comments that receive more feedback, and the feedback system reinforces these standards. By making the process of community feedback relatively accessible and measurable, Digg provides an opportunity to observe the process of socialization into a community and inculcation of community standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)444-459
Number of pages16
JournalInformation Communication and Society
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Feedback
community
socialization
voter
participation

Keywords

  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Interactivity
  • Web 2.0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Library and Information Sciences

Cite this

Do dugg diggers digg diligently? / Halavais, Alexander.

In: Information Communication and Society, Vol. 12, No. 3, 04.2009, p. 444-459.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{2c4c02f177d24e919bfc181552662844,
title = "Do dugg diggers digg diligently?",
abstract = "The commenting patterns of a sample of 6,468 users on Digg.com demonstrate that feedback from other users affects participation in three ways. First, the more explicit feedback a user receives, in the form of moderation votes on their comment or responses to their comment, the sooner they contribute again. Second, commenters generally become more able to generate feedback as they become more experienced contributors to the site. Third, there are some common features of comments that receive more feedback, and the feedback system reinforces these standards. By making the process of community feedback relatively accessible and measurable, Digg provides an opportunity to observe the process of socialization into a community and inculcation of community standards.",
keywords = "Computer-mediated communication, Interactivity, Web 2.0",
author = "Alexander Halavais",
year = "2009",
month = "4",
doi = "10.1080/13691180802660636",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "12",
pages = "444--459",
journal = "Information Communication and Society",
issn = "1369-118X",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Do dugg diggers digg diligently?

AU - Halavais, Alexander

PY - 2009/4

Y1 - 2009/4

N2 - The commenting patterns of a sample of 6,468 users on Digg.com demonstrate that feedback from other users affects participation in three ways. First, the more explicit feedback a user receives, in the form of moderation votes on their comment or responses to their comment, the sooner they contribute again. Second, commenters generally become more able to generate feedback as they become more experienced contributors to the site. Third, there are some common features of comments that receive more feedback, and the feedback system reinforces these standards. By making the process of community feedback relatively accessible and measurable, Digg provides an opportunity to observe the process of socialization into a community and inculcation of community standards.

AB - The commenting patterns of a sample of 6,468 users on Digg.com demonstrate that feedback from other users affects participation in three ways. First, the more explicit feedback a user receives, in the form of moderation votes on their comment or responses to their comment, the sooner they contribute again. Second, commenters generally become more able to generate feedback as they become more experienced contributors to the site. Third, there are some common features of comments that receive more feedback, and the feedback system reinforces these standards. By making the process of community feedback relatively accessible and measurable, Digg provides an opportunity to observe the process of socialization into a community and inculcation of community standards.

KW - Computer-mediated communication

KW - Interactivity

KW - Web 2.0

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=67650932726&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=67650932726&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/13691180802660636

DO - 10.1080/13691180802660636

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:67650932726

VL - 12

SP - 444

EP - 459

JO - Information Communication and Society

JF - Information Communication and Society

SN - 1369-118X

IS - 3

ER -