Communautés de partages de photos: Antécédents motivationnels et structurels

Translated title of the contribution: Community photo sharing: Motivational and structural antecedents

Oded Nov, Chen Ye

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    Abstract

    In recent years there has seen a substantial growth of social computing. Content contribution from individual members is critical to the viability of social computing communities, and therefore it is important to understand what drives users to share content with others in such settings. We extend previous literature on user contribution by studying the factors that are associated with users' photo sharing in a social computing community. We draw on motivation theories as well as on network structural properties analysis, two critical concepts in predicting user behavior in communities. Our results indicate that users with higher commitment to the community and greater structural embeddedness tend to share more, whereas enjoyment shows no effect on the level of sharing. Counter to our expectations, the motivation of self-development was negatively related to photo sharing. Directions for further development of this research, as well as implications for theory and practice are discussed.

    Original languageFrench
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
    Event29th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2008 - Paris, France
    Duration: Dec 14 2008Dec 17 2008

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    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period12/14/0812/17/08

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    Keywords

    • Flickr
    • Motivations
    • Photo sharing
    • Social computing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Information Systems

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    Nov, O., & Ye, C. (2008). Communautés de partages de photos: Antécédents motivationnels et structurels. Paper presented at 29th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2008, Paris, France.