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Public and Non-Public Gifting on the Internet
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, MDALAB - Human Computer Interfaces. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2006 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis contributes to the knowledge of how computer-mediated communication and information sharing works in large groups and networks. In more detail, the research question put forward is: in large sharing networks, what concerns do end-users have regarding to whom to provide material? A theoretical framework of gift-giving was applied to identify, label and classify qualitative end-user concerns with provision. The data collection was performed through online ethnographical research methods in two large sharing networks, one music-oriented and one photo-oriented. The methods included forum message elicitation, online interviews, application use and observation. The result of the data collection was a total of 1360 relevant forum messages. A part from this there are also 27 informal interview logs, field notes and samples of user profiles and sharing policies. The qualitative analysis led up to a model of relationships based on the observation that many users experienced conflicts of interest between various groups of receivers and that these conflicts, or social dilemmas, evoked concerns regarding public and non-public provision of material. The groups of potential recipients were often at different relationship levels. The levels ranged from the individual (ego), to the small group of close peers (micro), to a larger network of acquaintances (meso) to the anonymous larger network (macro). It is argued that an important focal point for analysis of cooperation and conflict is situated in the relations between these levels. Deepened studies and analysis also revealed needs to address dynamic recipient groupings, the need to control the level of publicness of both digital material and its metadata (tags, contacts, comments and links to other networks) and that users often refrained from providing material unless they felt able to control its direction. A central conclusion is that public and non-public gifting need to co-emerge in large sharing networks and that non-public gifting might be an important factor for the support of continued provision of goods in sustainable networks and communities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för datavetenskap , 2006. , 42 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 1244
Keyword [en]
Communities, End-user content, file-sharing, online methodology, gift-giving
National Category
Information Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-7370Local ID: LiU-Tek-Lic-2006:25ISBN: 91-85523-93-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-7370DiVA: diva2:22382
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2006-04-27, Alan Turing,, Hus E, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2006-09-14 Created: 2006-09-14 Last updated: 2017-01-11Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Gifting Technologies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gifting Technologies
2004 (English)In: First Monday, ISSN 1396-0466, E-ISSN 1396-0466, Vol. 9, no 12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

File–sharing has become very popular in recent years, but for many this has become synonymous with file–getting. However, there is strong evidence to suggest that people have strong giving (or gifting) needs. This evidence suggests an opportunity for the development of gifting technologies — and it also suggests an important research question and challenge: what needs and concerns do gifters have and what technologies can be developed to help them? In this paper, we discuss the existing literature on gifting, report on an initial study of gifting in an online sharing community, and suggest some ways the study results can inform future research into gifting desires — as well as the design of specific gifting technologies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
First Monday, 2004
Keyword
Gifts, P2P, File-Sharing, Open Source
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13301 (URN)10.5210/fm.v0i0.1457 (DOI)
Available from: 2008-05-21 Created: 2008-05-21 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
2. File-Sharing Relationships: conflicts of interest in online gift-giving
Open this publication in new window or tab >>File-Sharing Relationships: conflicts of interest in online gift-giving
2005 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Communities and Technologies, 2005, 111-127 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper suggests a relationship model for describing, analyzing and foreseeing conflicts of interest in file-sharing networks. The model includes levels of relationship ranging from the individual (ego), to the small group of close peers (micro), to a larger network of acquaintances (meso) to the anonymous larger network (macro). It is argued that an important focal point for analysis of cooperation and conflict is situated in the relations between these levels. Three examples of conflicts from a studied file-sharing network are presented. Finally, the relationship model is discussed in terms of applicability to other domains, recreational as well as professional.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13302 (URN)10.1007/1-4020-3591-8_7 (DOI)978-1-4020-3590-6 (Print) 978-1-4020-3591-3 (Online) (ISBN)
Available from: 2008-05-21 Created: 2008-05-21 Last updated: 2010-01-13
3. Semi-Public End-user Content Contributions: a case-study of concerns and intentions in online photo-sharing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Semi-Public End-user Content Contributions: a case-study of concerns and intentions in online photo-sharing
2008 (English)In: International journal of human-computer studies, ISSN 1071-5819, E-ISSN 1095-9300, Vol. 66, no 4, 287-300 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As social networks and rich media sharing are increasingly converging, end-user concerns regarding to whom, how and why to direct a certain digital content emerge. Between the pure private contribution and the pure public contribution exists a large research and design space of semi-public content and relationships. The theoretical framework of gift-giving correlates to semi-public contributions in that it envelopes social relationships, concerns for others and reciprocity, and was consequently adopted in order to reveal and classify qualitative semi-public end-user concerns with content contribution. The data collection was performed through online ethnographic methods in a large photo-sharing network. The main data-collection method used was forum message elicitation, combined with referential methods such as interviews and application observation and usage. The analysis of data resulted in descriptions concerning end-user intentions to address dynamic recipient groupings, the intentions to control the level of publicness of both digital content and its related social metadata (tags, contacts, comments and links to other networks) and the conclusion that users often refrained from providing material unless they felt able to control its direction.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2008
Keyword
Rich social networks; Multimedia content; Online ethnography; Flickr; Gift-giving; Social metadata
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13304 (URN)10.1016/j.ijhcs.2007.10.010 (DOI)
Note

The previous status of this article was Manuscript and the working title was Non-Public Gifting on the Internet: a case-study of end-user concerns in photo-sharing.

Available from: 2008-05-21 Created: 2008-05-21 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved

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