Social Visualization Encouraging Participation in Online Communities

  • Lingling Sun
  • Julita Vassileva
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11853862_28

Volume 4154 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Sun L., Vassileva J. (2006) Social Visualization Encouraging Participation in Online Communities. In: Dimitriadis Y.A., Zigurs I., Gómez-Sánchez E. (eds) Groupware: Design, Implementation, and Use. CRIWG 2006. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 4154. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

In order to encourage users to participate more actively and bring more contributions to peer-to-peer (p2p) online communities, we propose to create a motivational community visualization based on the social comparison theory. This paper describes the design of static version and a dynamic version of this visualization developed in our lab, explains the advantages and the disadvantages of the static version and the reason why we decided to develop the dynamic version. This paper also gives a detailed evaluation on the dynamic version.

Keywords

participation online communities social visualization 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lingling Sun
    • 1
  • Julita Vassileva
    • 2
  1. 1.Solutions AB TELUS Business TransformationEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of SaskatchewanCanada