No country for old members: user lifecycle and linguistic change in online communities
WWW, pp. 307-318, 2013.
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Vibrant online communities are in constant flux. As members join and depart, the interactional norms evolve, stimulating further changes to the membership and its social dynamics. Linguistic change --- in the sense of innovation that becomes accepted as the norm --- is essential to this dynamic process: it both facilitates individual expr...More
Best Paper of WWW, 2013