Understanding massive artistic cooperation: the case of Nico Nico Douga

  • Remy Cazabet
  • Hideaki Takeda
Original Article


Many online social networks have been studied in the last decade, giving us insights into the way people diffuse information, communicate, and organize themselves. In this article, we focus on the emergent organization in massive artistic cooperation. We study the creation process of complex music videos in a platform called Nico Nico Douga. We give insights into three aspects of emergent organization:
  • The relation between popularity (in terms of view) and influence on the cooperation process.

  • The specialization of creators.

  • The organization of the network of citation.


Social network analysis Massive cooperation Artistic cooperation Nico Nico Douga Peer production Online social networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Institute of InformaticsTokyoJapan

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