Crowdsourcing, attention and productivity

    Journal of Information Science, Volume 35, Issue 6, 2009, Pages 758-765.

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    Abstract:

    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...More

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