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Online communities are becoming increasingly important as platforms for large-scale human cooperation. These communities allow users seeking and sharing professional skills to solve problems collaboratively. To investigate how users cooperate

Online communities are becoming increasingly important as platforms for large-scale human cooperation. These communities allow users seeking and sharing professional skills to solve problems collaboratively. To investigate how users cooperate to complete a large number of knowledge-producing tasks, we analyze Stack Exchange, one of the largest question and answer systems in the world. We construct attention networks to model the growth of 110 communities in the Stack Exchange system and quantify individual answering strategies using the linking dynamics on attention networks.

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    • 2016-03-02
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149151
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      1045-3830
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      1939-1560

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    Wu, L., Baggio, J. A., & Janssen, M. A. (2016). The Role of Diverse Strategies in Sustainable Knowledge Production. Plos One, 11(3). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149151

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