Crowdsourcing, Attention and Productivity

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Crowdsourcing, Attention and Productivity
We show through an analysis of a massive data set from YouTube that the productivity exhibited in crowdsourcing exhibits a strong positive dependence on attention, measured by the number of downloads. Conversely, a lack of attention leads to a decrease in the number of videos uploaded and the consequent drop in productivity, which in many cases asymptotes to no uploads whatsoever. Moreover, short-term contributors compare their performance to the average contributor's performance while long-term contributors compare it to their own media.
Bernardo A. Huberman, Daniel M. Romero, Fang Wu
Added 09 Dec 2010
Updated 09 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2008
Where CORR
Authors Bernardo A. Huberman, Daniel M. Romero, Fang Wu
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